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WDtS Online: Being the Hero of Your Own Story

6 Wednesdays starting October 18th, 6:00pm- 8:00pm (EST)
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
30 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 to this class.

It’s been said that throughout our lives, we operate as either the hero, the villain, or the victim in our own stories. In some instances, perhaps we even operate as all at once. Slaughterhouse-Five author Kurt Vonnegut wrote that “every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.” When that desire is introduced to an obstruction, we have conflict and the dramas that we can’t turn away from. The characters become heroes, anti-heroes, villains, and victims in the name of their hearts’ cravings.

In this class, we’ll explore and create works of nonfiction, using craft considerations that are too often relegated to fiction: arc, characterization, conflict, language, pacing, setting, and more, with the goal of understanding, just a little bit more, what it is to be human. Writers of all levels and experience are welcome.

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

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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