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  • Seminar
  • BPL - Mattapan Branch
  • Adult (18+)

WDTS Mattapan: Race, Writing, and Revolution

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  • $0.00 Non-Member
  • $0.00 Member

Class Description

Writers will gather to read, analyze and create selections of art dealing with identity, race and the role of writing, in regards to sparking social justice and personal revolutions. We will visit poems that take us around the world, back in time and into the future, to see what role writing has played in igniting change for Black and Brown people globally, both then and now. Participants will have a chance to join in the writing revolution by creating and sharing a piece inspired by that day’s topic, the news, the past, or maybe even the train ride into class.

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 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.

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.