WDTS Mattapan: Race, Writing, and Revolution

Saturday, May 11th 2:00pm to 3:30pm
BPL - Mattapan Branch
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
25 seats max

Writers will gather to read, analyze and create selections of art dealing with identity, race and the role of writing, in regards to sparking social justice and personal revolutions. We will visit poems that take us around the world, back in time and into the future, to see what role writing has played in igniting change for Black and Brown people globally, both then and now. Participants will have a chance to join in the writing revolution by creating and sharing a piece inspired by that day’s topic, the news, the past, or maybe even the train ride into class.

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.

Who Should Register?

Write Down the Street has a special focus on making the creative writing workshop more accessible to those who face challenges due to cost, language skills, lack of access to transportation, and other barriers. We believe that all voices must be spotlighted with the range and fullness they deserve.

These programs are offered tuition-free thanks to the support of generous donors who are committed to our mission of ensuring all voices are heard.

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Ashley Rose
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Previous Students Say

  • "Supportive Environment"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"


  • In-Class Writing
  • In-Class Reading
  • Class Discussion


  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction
  • Personal Essay
  • Poetry

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