WDtS Mattapan: Reading as Writers
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Often, I tell my students that reading is a passive form of writing. Reading refuels our creative tanks. Reading exposes us to new ways of putting words together. And the stories we read are absorbed through our individual storytelling mechanisms, the same ones we use when we’re actively writing.
In Reading as Writers, we’ll spend six weeks discussing short stories, workshopping them as though they were unpublished drafts, to explore how other writers approached their craft and how the craft embedded in these works reveals to us, as writers, what we want, and don’t want, to do with our own blank page.
As part of GrubStreet's Write Down the Street community program, writers based near the Egleston or Mattapan Branches of the Boston Public Library can take this drop-in class.
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.
About GrubStreet Remote Classes
GrubStreet will be hosting all of our classes remotely from now through the end of the summer. We’ve decided as a staff that the best thing we can do for our community is to follow the advice of public health experts, and participate in the social distancing that’s recommended to help slow the spread of disease. You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! You’ll receive an email from your instructor on the day your class is scheduled with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.
For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below: