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

6 Weeks, 6 Stories: Free Class in Egleston Square

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Class Description

Tired of coming up with the same kinds of stories and characters? All writers go through this, but here’s a way to shake up your writing world. In this popular workshop, you will write new work every week: complete stories ranging from 300 to 1,000 words, and/or brand-new material for longer stories. Each week, you'll work with a different exercise to explore a focused approach to plot, form, character, theme, setting, and language, and you will have the opportunity to get feedback on your work from the instructor and other students. Classes will also include craft discussion and close reading of published contemporary stories. We'll discuss works by writers who may include Carmen Maria Machado, Sabrina Vourvoulias, Lidia Yuknavitch, Luisa Valenzuela, Julio Cortázar, and Juan Rulfo.

The goal is to leave the class with new beginnings and a few complete short-shorts. Recommended for students with some experience writing fiction. 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.

This FREE class takes place at the Boston Public Library's Egleston Square branch, 2044 Columbus Ave, Roxbury, MA 02119.

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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.

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