The fall term of Write Down the Street will launch on Friday, October 6 with a six-week bilingual writing workshop at the Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library, followed by drop-in classes at the Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library, beginning Tuesday, October 17.
BPL’s Teen Central at the Central Library and Grub Street will also offer free teen classes, starting with a podcasting series that begins October 3.
With funding from the Calderwood Foundation, Grub Street and the BPL will be expanding to offer free drop-in workshops for teens in the near future.
“The goal of Write Down the Street is to ensure that everyone in the city who wants to participate in the literary arts has access to great instruction and community,” says Grub Street’s Executive Director, Eve Bridburg.
Workshop readings highlight literature by international writers and authors of color.
The program also provides flexibility for caretakers, allowing participants to bring their families to drop-in sessions.
By rigorously developing voices of every type and talent and by removing barriers to entry, Grub Street fosters the creation of meaningful stories and ensures that excellent writing remains vital and relevant.
We offer over five hundred classes and events a year for writers of all genres and ambitions—from first-time poets or fledgling memoirists to MFA graduates and published novelists.
“No matter your writing experience, these workshops are a great way to do fun exercises, get inspired by other writers, and receive feedback from classmates, if you choose to share your work,” says Denise Delgado, Write Down the Street instructor and Grub Street Program Fellow.
Write Down the Street workshops not only provide free writing opportunities but also create inclusive spaces for writers.