WDTS Mattapan: Writing with Radical Imagination: Cross-Genre Afro-Futurism & More

Thursday, June 6th 6:00pm-7:30pm
BPL - Mattapan Branch
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
27 seats max
Only 2 spots left!

Rooted in Afro-futurism, this cross-genre writing workshop will engage participants on intently examining the world all around us.  With a focus on social climate, families, and our innermost selves, this writing workshop will use magical realism, sci-fi and fantasy to examine solutions to every-day and historical problems. This course will look at the work of Franny Choi, George C. Wolfe, Lucille Clifton, Suzanne Collins and other works as models and muse. Participants enrolled in this workshop will write creation myths, odes, propaganda literature and theatrical writing to carve out their own utopias.  Folks will be required to step outside of the rigidity of poetry, fiction and non-fiction and into writing that is hybrid in form, inspired by their experienced reality and born of their radical imaginations.

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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Porsha Olayiwola
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  • Short Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry

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