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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

WDtS Ask a Writer: Virtual Office Hours

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  • $0.00 Non-Member
  • $0.00 Member

Class Description

Due to COVID-19 related closures, these office hours sessions are being conducted remotely. Please register in advance so that your instructor can send you information on how to join before your session begins.

These office hours are open to anyone who wants to ask an instructor a question about a creative writing project, resources, opportunities, upcoming classes, and tips. Feel free to bring 1 page of your work with you to the Office Hours for a light review/discussion. (Depending on the size of the group, we can cover more pages or adapt to respond to as many students as possible.) These sessions can also be used simply to chat about your writing goals or questions. Whatever works for you.

Please note that these sessions will be conducted in a group setting, and that you may be sharing time and work with a number of other students. At this time, we aren't able to read and respond to more than one page of writing or read manuscripts outside of Office Hours, but we are exploring these options for the future! Keep checking back for updates and additions to our programming.

Who Should Register?

Write Down the Street has a special focus on making the creative writing workshop more accessible to those who face challenges due to cost, language skills, lack of access to transportation, and other barriers. We believe that all 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.

About GrubStreet Remote Classes

GrubStreet will be hosting all of our classes remotely from now through the month of April. We’ve decided as a staff that the best thing we can do for our community is to follow the advice of public health experts, and participate in the social distancing that’s recommended to help slow the spread of disease. You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! You’ll receive an email from your instructor on the day your class is scheduled with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.

For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:

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 using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!