Neighborhood Classes

Write Down the Street / Autores a la Vuelta

GrubStreet and the Boston Public Library are working in partnership to provide free creative writing classes to Boston neighborhood libraries in the Egleston Square and Mattapan branches. Participants have the option of attending low commitment drop-in classes and more focused 6-week courses.

New Free Six-Week classes!

Crónicas y cuentos: a bilingual creative writing workshop

Fridays, 12:00pm-2:00pm, October 6th-November 17th at Egleston Square.

Branch Details: 2044 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, MA 02119 | 617-445-4340 | Website


Click on the links below to sign up for a drop-in session. Scroll down for a class description and to meet the instructor.

Mattapan Drop-in Classes

Write Down the Street: Writing After Natural Disasters
Write Down the Street: When We Came Here: Writing Immigration Stories
Write Down the Street: Writing Hungry: Stories About Food

Branch Details: 1350 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126 | 617-298-9218 | Website 

Meet the Instructor

Denise Delgado

Denise Delgado is a writer, artist and curator. Her fiction and critical work have appeared in Inch, Hinchas de Poesía, Jai-Alai Magazine, Fiction Writers Review, the monograph for Frances Trombly: Paintings; and Tigertail, A South Florida Annual: Florida Flash, among others. Since 2010 she has organized the Free School for Writing, a modular, itinerant classroom for literary craft talks and workshops. She was a Fellow of the Honors College of Florida International University and Writer-in-Residence for Girls’ Club, a South Florida exhibition space and private foundation dedicated to women in contemporary art. She is the recipient of grants from New England Foundation for the Arts, Alternate ROOTS/The Ford Foundation, and Tigertail Productions’ Artist Access Program. Delgado received an MA in Media Studies from The New School and an MFA in fiction from Warren Wilson College. She is currently at work on A Wig in the Duplex, a collection of short stories set in Florida. Find out more about Denise here.

Class Description

Want to get into creative writing, but not sure where to begin? Get inspired with a FREE session at your local library. For one hour, you’ll meet fellow writers, and learn to tell your story through fun directed exercises in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. New and practicing writers welcome!

Le llama la atención la escritura creativa, pero ¿no está seguro por dónde empezar? Inspírese con un taller GRATIS en su biblioteca local. Durante sesiones de una hora, conocerá a otros escritores y aprenderá a contar su historia, experimentando con la narrativa, las crónicas y la poesía. Son bienvenidos los escritores nuevos y al igual los que tienen más experiencia.