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  • Workshop
  • Lena Park
  • Adult (18+)
  • 6 Weeks

Finding Your Voice: Dorchester

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  • $300.00 Non-Member
  • $285.00 Member

Class Description

Do you want to try your hand at creative writing, whether a novel, a short story, a personal essay, or a memoir, but aren't sure where to get started? Have you written creatively before but need a boost to get back into it? In this 6-week class, you will have one mission: to devote three hours of your day to creative writing. Through a series of fun directed exercises, we will explore the terrain of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry: mining for material, constructing characters and settings, shaping vivid dialogue, understanding point of view, and finding your voice. We will discuss the process of writing and the strengths and weaknesses of the work we produce in class. We will read and discuss some short published texts in regards to craft, then write exercises inspired by the texts. A supportive and generative experience for both new and practicing writers, this is an opportunity for anyone interested to generate new work and jumpstart your creativity.

We are happy to be able to provide a large number of scholarships for this class. To be considered for one of our many scholarships, please complete our scholarship application.

*Note: This 6-week class will take place at Lena Park Community Center, 150 American Legion Highway, Dorcester, MA 02124.

**This class will not meet on Saturday, March 19th.

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.