Parties & Events 2023

All in-person events will take place at GrubStreet's Center for Creative Writing in the Seaport neighborhood of Boston (50 Liberty Drive, Ste 500, 02210). 


Literary Trivia Night

Friday • May 19 • 7:00–9:00 PM ET

It's trivia time! The Muse & the Marketplace is hosting a free literary trivia night for word nerds, writers, and readers alike. Test your knowledge of all things literary as you compete to win fun prizes, including GrubStreet classes, tote bags, mugs, and more. Bring your own trivia dream team or come ready to make new friends (we’ll help everyone find teams)! Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to all. Please register in advance on Eventbrite.


Book Look-Alike Party

Saturday • May 20 • 7:00–9:00 PM ET

Inspired by the brilliant trend of matching Rihanna and Taylor Swift outfits with popular book covers, our Saturday Muse party theme is: match your outfit to a book cover!

You don’t need to read or even like the book, just wear something that captures the vibes of its cover. This can be as simple as an accessory, or as elaborate as you choose to make it. Hype your own book, or a friend’s, or any book you are eager to talk about with other Boston writers and book lovers. Spend weeks planning the perfect book look or image search a book cover that matches whatever you happen to be wearing that day. Bring a copy of the book or a photo of its cover to show your fellow partygoers. We will give out prizes for the most inspired outfit and book cover pairings.

And while we can't guarantee you 15 minutes of fame, but we can offer you 1.5 minutes on the Writers’ Stage during the open mic portion of the evening! Whether this is your debut on the Boston literary scene or you're well-established and sharing from your latest work, hook our literary and book-loving community with a 90-second sample of your creative writing in any genre.

Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase and we will host themed networking opportunities. The event is free and open to anyone aged 21 and over. Please register in advance on Eventbrite.


Seaport as Muse Write Night

Sunday • May 21 • 7:30–8:30 PM ET

Join us for a relaxing sunset writing session inspired by Boston's vibrant Seaport neighborhood. You will receive a Seaport-themed prompt, spend some time outside gathering inspiration (weather permitting), and write for at least 30 minutes. Bring something to write on and something to write with. You will have an opportunity to share what you’ve written with the group. This event is free and open for all ages. Please register in advance on Eventbrite.