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

Crónicas y cuentos: a bilingual writing workshop

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  • $0.00 Non-Member
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Class Description

This class is free and you do not need to pay or apply for a scholarship. Instead, to join this class fill out this form. DO NOT register using the "Add to Cart" link.

Bilingual (Spanish/English) according to the preferences of the group.

Esta clase es bilingüe en inglés y español tomando en cuenta las preferencias del grupo. Información en español a continuación.

Some of us—we with the busy imaginations, we who have lived through what seemed insurmountable—can’t shake the feeling we should be writing things down. Let’s make stories together. For six weeks we’ll read and write creatively in a bilingual space that welcomes all writers: in English for those who prefer it, español para los que lo prefieren, and Spanglish para todos in between. We’ll read and discuss fiction, essays, and memoir with an emphasis on Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean writers. Weekly writing exercises, language games, and paired discussions will offer us richer ways to use language and storytelling. Finally, we’ll share our stories with each other to get informal feedback.

The workshop is open to students with any level of experience (including none) prepared to be part of a dynamic writing community. Students who have taken Crónicas y cuentos previously and students enrolling for the first time are welcome.

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

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.


Algunos de nosotros—los que tenemos imaginaciones hiperactivas, los que hemos sobrevivido lo que antes nos parecía imposible—no podemos evitar la sensación de que debiéramos escribirlo todo. Escribamos juntos nuestras historias. Por seis semanas leeremos y escribiremos ficciones y crónicas en un espacio bilingüe donde todos los escritores son bienvenidos: en español para los que lo prefieren, in English for those who prefer it, y espanglish para todos in between. Leeremos y discutiremos narrativa, ensayos, y crónicas con un énfasis en la obra de escritores latinos, latinoamericanos y caribeños. Cada semana utilizaremos ejercicios de escritura, juegos con el lenguaje, y charlas en pareja para enriquecer nuestro uso de lenguaje y el arte de contar cuentos. Por fin, compartiremos nuestros escritos para obtener comentarios constructivos.

¿Quien se debe matricular?

Autores a la vuelta tiene un enfoque especial en hacer más accesible los talleres de escritura creativa a las personas subrepresentadas debido al costo, racismo, estatus migratorio, barreras de idioma, falta de transporte adecuado, y otras barreras. Creemos que estas voces merecen ser destacadas en toda su plenitud y riqueza de expresión.

Estos programas son ofrecidos sin costo gracias al apoyo generoso de nuestros patrocinadores, quienes creen firmemente en nuestra misión de asegurar que toda voz sea escuchada.

Son bienvenidas las familias y los adolescentes que asisten con un padre u otro pariente. Hay café y meriendas. Proveeremos actividades sencillas para entretener a los niños.

La clase tomará lugar en el sucursal Egleston Square de la Biblioteca Pública de Boston, 2044 Columbus Ave, Roxbury, MA 02119.

Únase al curso aquí.

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.

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