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  • Workshop
  • BPL - Mattapan Branch
  • Adult (18+)
  • 7 Weeks

WDTS Mattapan: Blogging that Matters

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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 apply for a scholarship through the Grubstreet website.

We live in challenging times where every voice matters—and blogging is a simple tool that can amplify your voice. Blogs are great tool for writers to speak out regularly on important issues, build an audience, connect with other writers, test new ideas, or get feedback—but where do you start? This course will take you from zero blog posts to blogging hero over four sessions whether you are looking to build specific blogging skills or want to learn it all. We will cover concept development, the elements that make a great blog, technical skills, and connecting your blog to the world.

Hatching Your Blog
February 9, 2019, 2:00 to 4:00pm
Conceptualize your blog and develop your approach from a fledgling thought to fleshed out idea ready to execute.

Generating Content
March 2, 2019, 2:00 to 4:00pm
Learn how to generate the content you need to make your blog pop from writing to images and more. You’ll develop content pieces you need to get your blog off the ground.

Designing Your Blog
March 16, 2019, 2:00 to 4:00pm
You have the concept, you have the content, now it’s time to do the technical work to get your blog live on Wordpress.

Supercharge Your Blog
March 30, 2019, 2:00 to 4:00pm
Your blog is live, now what? Supercharge your blogging by connecting it to social media, developing a relationship with your audience and keeping your blog fresh over time.

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 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.

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.