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  • Workshop
  • Boston Neighborhoods: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)
  • 17 Weeks

WDtS Egleston: POETRY APPEARS: A Bilingual Poetry Workshop (English/Spanish)

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  • $0.00 Non-Member
  • $0.00 Member

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 use any of the other buttons or links to apply to this class.

A Bilingual Poetry Workshop (English/Spanish)

In this class, we'll explore poets who write in English and/or Spanish. We will read and hear poems in both languages. We'll explore imaginary translations based on ideas or words in the poems that linger after we've first encountered these poems. We'll also explore how poems can act as mirrors to the self and society. Together, we'll engage with the poetry that we all carry with us and that wants to “appear” to us. Beginners and experienced writers are all welcome!

LA POESIA SE APARECE: Un Taller Bilingüe de Poesía (Inglés / Español)

En esta clase, exploraremos a poetas que escriben en inglés y / o español. Leeremos y escucharemos poemas en ambos idiomas, haremos traducciones imaginarias basadas en ideas, sensaciones o palabras de los poemas que quedaron flotando en nuestra mente. También exploraremos cómo los poemas pueden ser un espejo que refleja no solo a la sociedad sino a lo que aun no hemos visto de nosotros mismos. Juntos, nos involucraremos con la poesía que todos llevamos dentro y que se nos quiere “aparecer”. ¡Los escritores principiantes y experimentados son bienvenidos!

Who Should Register?

Write Down the Street has a special focus on making the creative writing workshop more accessible to those who face challenges due to cost, language skills, lack of access to transportation, and other barriers. We believe that all 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.

About GrubStreet Remote Classes

GrubStreet will be hosting all of our classes remotely from now through the end of the summer. We’ve decided as a staff that the best thing we can do for our community is to follow the advice of public health experts, and participate in the social distancing that’s recommended to help slow the spread of disease. You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! You’ll receive an email from your instructor on the day your class is scheduled with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.

For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:

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.