WDtS Mattapan: The Writer's Workshop - Remote!

Tuesdays starting April 7th, 5:45pm to 7:30pm
Remote! (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
15 seats max


This class is free and you do not need to pay or apply for a scholarship. Instead, to join this class fill out this form. DO NOT use any of the other buttons or links to apply for this class. 

“A workshop is a way of renting an audience, and making sure you’re communicating what you think you’re communicating.” – Octavia Butler


Much of writing is an isolated venture. But there never has been, nor ever will be, a writer so masterful that they wouldn’t benefit from a workshop. In many ways, a workshop is to writers what a scrimmage is to athletes. Not only is the writer learning how people respond to their work, the writer is also learning how to respond to the responses. There is also the added value of learning how to gauge who read’s your work well and what can be learned from those who struggle with your work. (A lot.)


In this four-week course, students will submit original fiction or non-fiction works to be workshopped. We will discuss workshop procedures and the skills of giving and receiving feedback which is applicable to almost any facet of life.


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 month of April. 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:

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Quentin Lucas
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Previous Students Say



  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction
  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Personal Essay
  • Nonfiction
  • Young Adult & Children's Literature

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