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  • Seminar
  • Boston Neighborhoods: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Cuentos con salsa clásica / Salsa Storytelling Series: “Chica plástica,” Ruben Blades

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Class Description

Bilingüe en español e inglés según las preferencias del grupo.

¿Has vivido acontecimientos que no se pueden inventar? Siempre has soñado con la oportunidad de escribir sobre tus experiencias? Cada quien tiene una gran historia y sólo usted puede contar la suya. Durante cada una de las tres actividades en esta serie, buscaremos inspiración en canciones de la salsa clásica. Uno puede aprender mucho de los grandes salseros sobre cómo relatar la historia de un personaje, hacer comentario social, y simplemente como contar grandes historias.

Lunes 15 de octubre, 12-1:30pm
Tema: “La vida es un carnaval,” Celia Cruz

Lunes 5 de noviembre, 12-1:30pm
Tema: “Guajira ven,” Hector Lavoe con Willie Colón

Lunes 10 de diciembre, 1-2:30pm
Tema: “Chica plástica,” Ruben Blades

Son bienvenidas las familias y los adolescentes que asisten con un padre u otro pariente. Hay café y meriendas. Proveeremos actividades sencillas para entretener a los niños.

¿Quien se debe matricular?

Autores a la vuelta tiene un enfoque especial en hacer más accesible los talleres de escritura creativa a las personas subrepresentadas debido al costo, racismo, estatus migratorio, barreras de idioma, falta de transporte adecuado, y otras barreras. Creemos que estas voces merecen ser destacadas en toda su plenitud y riqueza de expresión.

Estos programas son ofrecidos sin costo gracias al apoyo generoso de nuestros patrocinadores, quienes creen firmemente en nuestra misión de asegurar que toda voz sea escuchada.


Bilingual in Spanish and English according to the preferences of the group. Some class materials are in Spanish only.

Have you lived the kind of stories that can’t be made up? Have you always wanted to write down your life experiences? Everyone has a story and only you can tell yours. During each of the three workshops in this series, we’ll listen to classic salsa songs for inspiration. The great salser@s can teach us a lot about making characters come to life, social commentary, and simply great storytelling.

Monday, October 15, 12-1:30pm
Theme: “La vida es un carnaval,” Celia Cruz

Monday, November 5, 12-1:30pm
Theme: “Guajira ven,” Hector Lavoe con Willie Colón

Monday, December 10, 1-2:30pm
Theme: “Chica plástica,” Ruben Blades

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.