Get Going: How to Jumpstart Your Fiction Writing. Class + Dinner / PURCHASE DEADLINE WAS MARCH 11, 2016

Get Going: How to Jumpstart Your Fiction Writing. 

Do you struggle to come up with ideas for stories? Does it get even more difficult when you sit down to write them? This 90-minute workshop focuses on effective prompts to get your creative energy flowing and develop a concrete foundation for your future short stories. Through in-class exercises, short lectures dealing with the process of conceiving and writing a first draft, and take-home handouts, you will leave with several tools that you can easily apply on your own. See yourself become a more productive writer! You will also get an opportunity to engage in stimulating conversation and dine with your instructor and fellow workshop participants.

Dariel Suarez was born and raised in Havana, Cuba, and now resides in the Boston area. He is the author of the chapbook In the Land of Tropical Martyrs, published by Backbone Press. Dariel earned his M.F.A. in fiction at Boston University, where he was a Global Fellow. He’s one of the founding editors of Middle Gray Magazine and has taught creative writing at Boston University, the Boston Arts Academy, and Boston University’s Metropolitan College. He is currently a fiction instructor at Grub Street, and is also teaching workshops at the Cape Cod Writer’s Retreat and Provincetown’s online writing program, 24PearlStreet. Dariel’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals and magazines, including Michigan Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, The Florida Review, Southern Humanities Review, and The Caribbean Writer, where his work was awarded the First Lady Cecile de Jongh Literary Prize. His short story collection, A Kind of Solitude, was a finalist for the New American Press Fiction Prize. Dariel is currently finishing revisions on a novel about a Cuban political prisoner, titled The Playwright’s House.


The Menu

Food will be served banquet style!


South American style chicken and beef baked pies

Corn Bread

Eggplant Escabeche

pickled eggplant with arepa chips

Lentil Salad

lentil, pepper, scallion and egg

Greek Meatballs

couscous and beef meatballs with beer mustard

Picada de Jamón

slow roasted fresh ham, pineapple sauce and potatoes with white parsley sauce

Lime Cheesecake

Two Glasses of Wine

choice of:

Sauvignon Blanc 2013 “Alba Clara Gran Reserva”Haras, Maipo, Chile


Glass of Malbec 2013 “Bodega Séptima” Mendoza, Argentina

Menu might be subject to changes

*before placing your order please inform us if a member of your party has any food alergies.

All dietary needs must be communicated upon purchase. We won't be able to accomodate you If you surprise us with a food restriction upon your arrival.

Transportation and Parking:

MiddleGray Gallery/Café is accessible by public transportation! We're right next to Brookline Village T stop on the green line, and we are also accessible by buses 66, 65 and 60.

There is plenty of street parking and metered parking is free after 6pm!

Please note: We need at least 8 students to run this workshop. If we don't meet this minimum we have to cancel the class. So, tell everyone about it! Class cancellations we'll be notified on March 11th, 2016. If you wish to cancel your ticket for a full refund, please notify us by March 11th, 2016.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) 


The MiddleGray Gallery/Café - 6 Station St Brookline, MA 02445