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  • Seminar
  • In-Person: Seaport
  • Adult (18+)

Trusting the Writing Self

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  • $85.00 Non-Member
  • $75.00 Member

Class Description

We are both imperfect writers and imperfect people, and sometimes the one disrupts the other or vice versa. Hesitation, perfectionism, responsibility are all as much a part of the writing process as the more compelling, imaginative components that inspire us to practice the art of writing. This class aims to loosen the serious constraints around our writing practice by encouraging play, inspiration, and an opening up of our writing intuition.

In this three-hour seminar, we’ll start by discussing reflections on intuitive creativity from Rick Rubin, Toni Morrison, and Audre Lorde. Together we’ll read flash and poetry examples of varying styles and approaches to reconnect to the self that lives for the beauty of writing. The second half of class offers writing time much like an art studio practice with a focus on production (writing prompts to assist). By creating this writing space, we will learn to better trust our writing self.

Come with an open mind and be ready to write in a lively, conversational, generative space.



Class Format

This class will take place in-person at our Center for Creative Writing in Boston's Seaport neighborhood.

Covid-19 Update:

GrubStreet's space will be mask optional when Boston's Covid-19 Community Level is low or medium. When the Covid-19 Community Level is high, our space will require masks. Please check GrubStreet's Covid-19 page for the latest info on masking and Community Levels before visiting in-person.

Scholarship Information

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

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.

This class will take place in-person at our Center for Creative Writing in Boston's Seaport neighborhood.


Covid-19 Update:

GrubStreet's space will be mask-optional when Boston's Covid-19 Community Level is low or medium. When the Covid-19 Community Level is high, our space will require masks. Please check GrubStreet's Covid-19 page for the latest info on masking and Community Levels before visiting in person.


Space Accessibility:

Our space is ADA accessible with automatic door openers, ADA-compliant restrooms, desk and table spacing, braille signage, and elevator. Our classrooms can be equipped with ALS for hard of hearing individuals. We cannot guarantee a scent-free environment. For more accessibility requests, please contact our Operations team at [email protected] or (617) 695-0075.