6 Weeks, 6 Stories: Free Class in Egleston Square

6 Fridays from 12:00-2:00pm beginning May 25th
BPL - Egleston Square Branch
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
This class is full

Tired of coming up with the same kinds of stories and characters? All writers go through this, but here’s a way to shake up your writing world. In this popular workshop, you will write new work every week: complete stories ranging from 300 to 1,000 words, and/or brand-new material for longer stories. Each week, you'll work with a different exercise to explore a focused approach to plot, form, character, theme, setting, and language, and you will have the opportunity to get feedback on your work from the instructor and other students. Classes will also include craft discussion and close reading of published contemporary stories. We'll discuss works by writers who may include Carmen Maria Machado, Sabrina Vourvoulias, Lidia Yuknavitch, Luisa Valenzuela, Julio Cortázar, and Juan Rulfo.

The goal is to leave the class with new beginnings and a few complete short-shorts. Recommended for students with some experience writing fiction. Families welcome. Coffee and snacks provided. Teens are welcome to attend with an older relative. We will provide simple activities to keep young children occupied.

This FREE class takes place at the Boston Public Library's Egleston Square branch, 2044 Columbus Ave, Roxbury, MA 02119.

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Denise Delgado
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  • Writing Homework
  • Reading Homework
  • Class Discussion
  • In-Class Reading
  • Workshop
  • In-Class Writing
  • Craft Lessons
  • In-Class Writing Prompts
  • Get Feedback
  • Generate New Work


  • Short Fiction
  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Personal Essay
  • Nonfiction

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