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  • Workshop
  • In-Person: Seaport
  • Adult (18+)
  • 5 Weeks

Jumpstart Your Writing in 2024

No Longer Enrolling

  • $375.00 Non-Member
  • $360.00 Member

Class Description

Whether you've never written creatively before or you're an experienced writer wanting a recharge, this multi-genre course can serve you with its simple goal: to start the new year by devoting three hours of the week to writing. Through a series of engaging and varied writing exercises every week, we will activate our experiences and imaginations and bring them to the page, constructing moods, characters, and settings, creating imagery, and exploring the nuances of voice. We will discuss the writing process, the development of a practice, and possible directions for the work generated and shaped in class.

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.

This class will take place in-person at our Center for Creative Writing in Boston's Seaport neighborhood.


Covid-19 Update:

GrubStreet's space will be mask-optional when Boston's Covid-19 Community Level is low or medium. When the Covid-19 Community Level is high, our space will require masks. Please check GrubStreet's Covid-19 page for the latest info on masking and Community Levels before visiting in person.


Space Accessibility:

Our space is ADA accessible with automatic door openers, ADA-compliant restrooms, desk and table spacing, braille signage, and elevator. Our classrooms can be equipped with ALS for hard of hearing individuals. We cannot guarantee a scent-free environment. For more accessibility requests, please contact our Operations team at [email protected] or (617) 695-0075.