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, beginning in the Egleston Square and Grove Hall 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.


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

Grove Hall Drop-in Classes

Coming soon!

Branch Details: 41 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02121 | 617-427-3337 | Website 

Egleston Square Drop-in Classes

Coming soon!

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

Meet the Instructors

Jennifer De Leon, Grove Hall Branch

Jennifer was recently named a Boston Artist-in-Residence for her work with the Write Down the Street program. She was also the 2015 Writer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library. Her stories and essays have appeared in Ploughshares, Brevity, Ms., Briar Cliff Review, Poets & Writers, Guernica, and elsewhere. She has published author interviews in Granta and Agni, and she has been awarded scholarships and residencies from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sandra Cisneros Macondo Writers’ Workshop, and others. The editor of the anthology, Wise Latina: Writers on Higher Education (University of Nebraska Press, 2013), she is also working on a memoir and a novel. Find out more at

Click here to read Jennifer's latest post about what inspires her to teach!

Denise Delgado, Egleston Square Branch

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.