Take a Free Creative Writing Workshop with GrubStreet & BPL

GrubStreet and Boston Public Library have just announced the relaunch of their neighborhood writing program, Write Down the Street. Participants can take a six-week bilingual writing workshop in Egleston Square, or stop by an hour-long drop-in session in Mattapan.

In addition to providing free writing opportunities, Write Down the Street creates inclusive spaces for writers. Workshop readings highlight literature by international writers and authors of color. The program also encourages participants who are caretakers to bring their family to drop-in sessions.

"This work is really close to my heart. I have been doing community-based work as a teaching artist/writer, arts administrator and curator for most of the last eighteen years," says Denise Delgado, instructor for Write Down the Street. "Last year I started an ongoing public art and oral history project, Bodega Signs + Wonders, with Egleston Square Main Street...That experience showed me there was a real need in Boston for more writing spaces geared towards people who are underrepresented in traditional writing workshops."

The fall term for Write Down the Street kicks off Friday, October 6th.

To learn more, read the Write Down the Street report or review the class schedule for the new term.

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