WDtS Mattapan: Overcoming Doubt: Writing Your Novel

Saturday, March 14th 12:00pm to 1:30pm
BPL - Mattapan Branch
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
30 seats max

Writing a novel is still considered one of the highest pursuits of literature. And writing a novel still frightens everyone. Maya Angelou said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you,” but also captured the power of a novel when she also said, “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.”

In this 90-minute drop-in class, we’ll pore over inspirational quotes, play with writing prompts, and explore the value of structure and tips, ultimately leaving students equipped with the tools to begin, or to carry on, with the untold story which needs to be brought out from the inside.

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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Quentin Lucas
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  • The Novel

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