Muse & the Marketplace this weekend, and other news

The 11th Grub Street Muse & the Marketplace is this coming weekend, May 5 to 6, but of course you knew that already — as it’s one of if not the biggest literary festival in Boston — and you’ve already signed up for its many writing sessions before the April 27 deadline and are eagerly awaiting to mingle with friends new and old, maybe even have an agent or editor critique your story.

On today’s Grub Street Daily blog, read how Stanley Dankoski (creator of Boston Writers Review) and his wife, Elizabeth, met at the Muse & the Marketplace back in 2009, and how a book by Dinty W. Moore sealed the deal.

We have a new Boston literary festivals page that we will continue to update as appropriate.

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Tara Masih, editor of the Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction, has edited a new compilation, in The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays, available this month and already the winner of the 2012 Skipping Stones Honors Award.

Twenty prizewinners are gathered for the first time in a ground-breaking anthology that explores many facets of culture not previously found under one cover. The powerful, honest, thoughtful voices—Native American, African American, Asian, European, Jewish, White—speak daringly on topics not often discussed in the open, on subjects such as racism, war, self-identity, gender, societal expectations. Their words will entertain, illuminate, take you to distant lands, and spark important discussions about our humanity, our culture, and our place within society and the natural world.

The book is available in-store this month, as well as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Volume 1 Brooklyn had a review of the grand opening of Newtonville Books at its new Newton Centre location.

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 More Grub Street news, more like old news now:

Grub Street founder and director Eve Bridburg was profiled in the Boston Globe in early April.

Grub Street moved to its new location next door, at 162 Boylston St., Boston. Here’s a video from its Grub Gone…Up. See it on Vimeo or Youtube. Also, some fantastic photos of the new headquarters.

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