In-Person: Seaport

Writer's Block Bootcamp

$65.00
Members
$75.00
Non-members
Saturday, March 26th, 10:30am-1:30pm
In-Person: Seaport
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

Facing the blank page can be a difficult and motivation-killing experience. Writer’s block can be paralyzing, and even a prolific writer may find a moment where it seems the muse has left town. This class is designed to teach you how to kick the muse in the ass and make it work on your terms.

In this interactive workshop, writers will experience a series of exercises designed to cure you of your writer’s block, demystify the writing process and teach you how to write on demand. We will discuss the main causes of writer’s block and give you a complex set of tools you can use to overcome it.

This workshop is perfect for writers of any genre looking to put the block behind them for good as well as prolific writers looking for tools to up their output.

Class Format

This class will take place in-person at our Center for Creative Writing in Boston's Seaport neighborhood. Please note that proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required to attend this class. Please submit your proof of vaccination here at least 48 hours before your class begins. Read on to learn more about GrubStreet's vaccine protocol and find information about where to get vaccinated below.

GrubStreet Vaccine Protocol

Please submit your proof of vaccination here at least 48 hours before your class begins. If you are not able to fill out our vaccination form 48 hours before your class begins, please bring your vaccine card (or a photo of it) with you to the building. Please note that if you arrive for class and you have not filled out the form and do not have proof of vaccination with you, you will not be allowed to participate in the class. And don’t forget your mask! In accordance with the City of Boston, masks will be required at all times while inside the building. Click here to read GrubStreet's full Vaccination and Masking Policy.


Need help getting vaccinated? It’s free and easy to receive a COVID-19 vaccine! Please visit Massachusetts’ VaxFinder page to find a vaccination site near you. If you'd like to learn more, you can read the answers to some commonly asked questions about COVID vaccination here.

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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Instructor

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Mark Fogarty
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  • "Supportive Environment"
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Elements

  • Workshop
  • Class Discussion
  • In-Class Writing
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Lecture

Genre

  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction
  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Personal Essay
  • Nonfiction
  • Screenwriting
  • Poetry

Commitment Level

Low

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