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  • Seminar
  • BPL - Egleston Square Branch
  • Adult (18+)

Border Stories: Other Worldly Journeys

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Class Description

In this class, we will look at borders as magical thresholds, doorways, and entrances where we allow transformation to happen. Each student will pick a story/situation related to borders from a range of selections given in class. With reading short stories and in-class writing exercises, we will learn to personalize the story and tell it in a magical realist form. The students will leave the class with a short story as well as techniques to further their skills in personalizing and applying fantastical elements to stories. Students will learn how to resonate with human emotions in writing that can connect with audiences even if they are on the other side of the border.

This is a FREE class and takes place at the Boston Public Library's Egleston branch, 2044 Columbus Ave, Roxbury, MA 02119. If you have any difficulty signing up online, please call 617-695-0075.

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 have been underrepresented in it due to cost, racism, immigration status, language access, lack of access to transportation, and other barriers. We believe that these 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.

Scholarships Format/Location

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