WDtS Mattapan: Writing Difficulties

Saturday July 6th, 12:00 to 1:30pm
BPL - Mattapan Branch
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
25 seats max

Journalism has long asserted, “If it bleeds, it leads.” Not only is there no shortage of difficult stories in the world but there is also no shortage of publications vying for your attention with difficult stories.

So, in a world where there are so many important matters to discuss, how do you write in a way which inspires people to care? In this drop-in class, we’ll explore what makes for a compelling piece of writing on a difficult topic by examining articles, essays, speeches, and even tweets which have grabbed people’s hearts. We’ll also begin work on our own compelling pieces.

Families welcome. Coffee and snacks provided. Teens are welcome to attend with an older relative. We will provide simple activities to keep young children occupied.

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.

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Quentin Lucas
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