Jason M. Rubin
Copywriter, journalist, & novelist, Libretto Inc.
Jason M. Rubin is an award-winning copywriter and freelance journalist who serves as a senior creative associate for a Boston-based communications firm by day, and an aspiring novelist by night. His first novel, The Grave and the Gay, was published in 2012; his second novel, King of Kings, is currently being shopped around. Jason is a regular contributor to The Arts Fuse, an independent online arts magazine, and in 2011 authored a family activity book called Boston Children’s Museum Home Edition: Lots to Know, Lots to Do. He has lived in Malden for the past eight years.
Ancient Tales Newly Told
BY JASON M. RUBIN
@ VOL 1
ON SEP 21, 2018
Writing a novel based on an existing text may seem like a shortcut, but the road to noveldom can still be filled with potholes and speed bumps. Jason has written two novels—one based on a 17th-century English folk ballad and one based on a Biblical story. In order to make them feel both compelling and authentic to modern audiences, he had to do extensive research, ask and answer many questions, and invent new characters and subplots to flesh out these ancient tales to book-length form. His presentation, Ancient Tales Newly Told, will take the audience inside his process of breathing fresh life into old stories.