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

WDTS Mattapan: Writing from Memory

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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.

The stories we tell about who we are begin with our memories. But those memories are often imperfect: distorted by time or missing pieces of the story. You can use your memory to start a piece of fiction you want to write, or to tell your own story in memoir writing. In this four-week workshop, you'll learn tricks and techniques to help you use your memories to shape your writing. We'll talk about how to responsibly "fill in the blank" when there are gaps in your memory, look at examples of people writing from memory, and share your work at the end.

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.