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  • Seminar
  • BPL - Grove Hall Branch
  • Adult (18+)

WDtS Grove Hall: Writing the Family Odyssey 3.0

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  • $0.00 Non-Member
  • $0.00 Member

Class Description

Have you or a family member made the leap from one country, one culture, one language to another? Has a particular immigration story in your family been told at every reunion you can remember, and you’d like to write it down? Join us for this session in which we’ll read writers like Jamaica Kincaid and Edwige Danticat, recall the stories that make up our family mythology, and write to prompts designed to help you tell these stories in compelling ways. Participants will come away from this session with the beginnings of a first draft. This session is open to writers of all levels and experience.

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.

Families welcome. Coffee and snacks provided (at sites that allow food/drink). Teens are welcome to attend with an older relative. We will provide simple activities to keep young children occupied.

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.