This short film documents the opening of the Boston Authors Project, a permanent photographic exhibition of author portraits at GrubStreet by portrait photographer Sharona Jacobs, which took place on September 12, 2014, and includes interviews of the authors who were photographed for the project. Each black and white image, some measuring up to 40", includes snippets of each author's work, as well as the photographer's observations of each shoot.

Of the project, Sharona says: "Writers are the perfect muse; they have a rich inner world, excel at communicating, and have interesting and varied life experiences to draw upon. The Boston Authors Project developed organically with GrubStreet; I had been photographing writers as a personal project for several months when I noticed, again and again, that a creative writer I was photographing was involved with GrubStreet as a teacher or student. Collaborating with such a great hub of fantastic writers has been a portrait photographer's dream come true."

Featuring photographs of and writing by:

Steve Almond
Rita Zoey Chin
Nicole Terez Dutton
Regie Gibson
Anthony James
Pablo Medina
Rishi Reddi
Jane Roper
Mako Yoshikawa

Printing by: Bob Korn Imaging
Film by: John Neely, documentary filmmaker

Excerpts from the Boston Authors Project Exhibit