Online: Zoom

WDtS Workshop: South End Memoir Project

6 Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00pm (EST), starting July 6th
Boston Neighborhoods (Remote)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
15 seats max

Registration through the Boston Public Library website HERE!

Everyone has a story! Get started on your memoir in this free 6-week workshop. Writers of all ages and experience levels are welcome to participate. Simply register to secure your spot.  

Writers will be invited to capture and share their memories of their neighborhood, including the Harriet Tubman House, United South End Settlements, neighboring organizations, and neighborhood change. Participants who choose to explore these themes and who wish to share their stories will have the option to add their stories to The Harriet Tubman House Memory Project. This is a community-designed project supported by Northeastern University Library’s Boston Research Center, in partnership with the Boston Public Library. This project aims to collect, preserve, and center the stories and memories from people affiliated with Harriet Tubman House, a much-loved community space that was located at the corner of Massachusetts and Columbus Ave. Please note that participation in the Harriet Tubman House Memory project is optional and not a requirement of participation in the class. Writers will also have the option to add their memoirs to an anthology of Boston stories, if they choose. 

 In this course, you will:

  • Explore ways to uncover personal and family narratives;
  • Learn ways of using local, regional, and national history as a backdrop;  
  • Read and discuss excerpts of works written by new and established authors;
  • Share your writing and exchange feedback with your classmates;
  • Get inspired by other writers in your neighborhood!

This class will take place via Zoom. Registration is required, and registrants will receive a Zoom link via email prior to the session start time.

Schedule: Weddnesdays, 3-5pm:

July 6 

July 13 

July 20 

NO CLASS: July 27

Aug 3 

Aug 10 

Aug 17

Do you need a laptop or WiFi? The BPL’s Long-Term Device Lending Program helps bridge the digital divide by providing free access to Chromebook laptops and home Internet via home Wi-Fi routers, supported through funding from the Emergency Connectivity Fund. The Boston Public Library also provides free computer and technology classes to help people use computers and the Internet. Please note: it may take approximately two weeks after applying for you to receive your device.

This online class is being offered in companion with the in-person Roxbury Memoir Project! 

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Theresa Okokon
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  • Generate New Work
  • In-Class Writing Prompts
  • Craft Lessons
  • In-Class Writing
  • Inspiration
  • Class Discussion
  • Concept Development


  • Nonfiction

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