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How Will AI Change Writing?—Join our FREE Writers' Stage event "Writing for Change: Exploring The Question of AI" next Wednesday 4/17.

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  • Seminar
  • BPL - Egleston Square Branch
  • Adult (18+)

You Through Your Eyes

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Class Description

Often, in writing, it is easier to describe someone else — a fictional character or a person you know — than it is to describe yourself. But writing can also be a tool that allows you to express yourself in a way that helps other people understand you. In this workshop, you'll have the opportunity to write about yourself as if you were writing about someone else. You'll learn to describe yourself as a character in a story, and bring your true self to life on the page— how you see you and how you wish the world would see you, too. We'll look at examples of how other writers have created themselves as a character in a story, take some time to create your own, and share at the end.

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.