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WDtS: Online: Writing and Activism: 1-hour Story or Poem

Monday, February 13th, 11:30am-1:00pm (EST)
Online: Zoom
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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.

How do authors weave activism into their work? In this 90-minute drop-in, we will read authors who fought for social justice, examining the ways they used language and form to spark important conversations. Examples include Pablo Neruda, Julia de Burgos and more! We will also discuss the themes that run through their work, as well as the times they wrote in. Participants will leave with a new view of how purposeful writing can help change the world. Writers of all levels of 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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Mike Zendejas
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