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

WDtS Mattapan: Five Weeks of Controversy

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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 apply for a scholarship through the Grubstreet website.

“Not everything that is faced can be changed,” James Baldwin wrote, “but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

During the summer term, WTDS hosted Writing with Difficulties, a drop-in course where students examined a controversial piece of writing and discussed its techniques along with their personal reactions to the material. Inspired by that class, this five-week course will consider five topics—race, politics, religion, money, and love—with a focus on how they play in the lives of people of color. Additionally, the readings will be examined with the intent of sharpening our own writing around controversial topics.

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.