Crónicas y Cuentos: a Bilingual Writing Workshop from GrubStreet

Take a free creative writing class in Egleston Square Library. Over six weeks, writers of all levels are invited to write with us in English for those who prefer it, español para los que lo prefieren, and Spanglish para todos in between. Expect writing exercises, language games, and paired discussions that will offer students richer ways to use language and storytelling. Students will also read and discuss fiction, essays, and memoir with an emphasis on Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean writers.

This is a free workshop for writers and their families. Snacks and coffee will be provided.


Crónicas y Cuentos: a Bilingual Writing Workshop from GrubStreet

Take a free creative writing class in Egleston Square Library. Over six weeks, writers of all levels are invited to write with us in English for those who prefer it, español para los que lo prefieren, and Spanglish para todos in between. Expect writing exercises, language games, and paired discussions that will offer students richer ways to use language and storytelling. Students will also read and discuss fiction, essays, and memoir with an emphasis on Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean writers.

This is a free workshop for writers and their families. Snacks and coffee will be provided.


Crónicas y Cuentos: a Bilingual Writing Workshop from GrubStreet

Take a free creative writing class in Egleston Square Library. Over six weeks, writers of all levels are invited to write with us in English for those who prefer it, español para los que lo prefieren, and Spanglish para todos in between. Expect writing exercises, language games, and paired discussions that will offer students richer ways to use language and storytelling. Students will also read and discuss fiction, essays, and memoir with an emphasis on Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean writers.

This is a free workshop for writers and their families. Snacks and coffee will be provided.


Crónicas y Cuentos: a Bilingual Writing Workshop from GrubStreet

Take a free creative writing class in Egleston Square Library. Over six weeks, writers of all levels are invited to write with us in English for those who prefer it, español para los que lo prefieren, and Spanglish para todos in between. Expect writing exercises, language games, and paired discussions that will offer students richer ways to use language and storytelling. Students will also read and discuss fiction, essays, and memoir with an emphasis on Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean writers.

This is a free workshop for writers and their families. Snacks and coffee will be provided.


Rekindle Your Craft: A Prompt-Driven Writing Night

Dear writers,

Has the cold weather been getting you down?  Did the holiday season tire you out ? Is your writing stuck underneath the covers unwilling venture out? Let us help you then!

Join us for a productive night of writing using prompts to motivate some creativity. We work from one-word prompts, write for 20 minutes and share our writing with the group if we want to.  The idea is to relax, get any kind of writing done, and to leave with some material you can use in the future. Every genre and every level are welcome. Free but please RSVP on the event link to ensure that we have room for you.

We’re graciously hosted by The Village Works, the best coworking space in town.  During the same night The Village Works will be hosting a writing marathon that begins at 7pm and goes until 10pm. You can move between events as you wish.


Rekindle Your Craft: A Prompt-Driven Writing Night

Is your writing stuck? Do you find yourself wishing to get just a bit unstuck in your material or in your writing habits? 

Then please come to the Village Works, on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, for a productive writing night. First you will work from simple but fertile prompts and spend time writing. If you are up to it, you can share results with the group.

This event is open to all writers of every genre. Expect to leave with good material to mine for new and existing projects. This event is graciously hosted by one of the best coworking spaces in Boston: The Village Works.  

The event is free and open to the public but RSVPs are requested. You can RSVP here .

 

 


20th Annual Fall Writer’s Conference at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education

The Cambridge Center for Adult Education is happy to host its 20th Annual Fall Writer’s Conference on Sunday, October 1st, 2017. For two decades, the Cambridge Center has hosted the Fall Writer’s Conference conference for local writers, with full -day workshops on topics in creative writing, from Haiku to Screenwriting. These workshops—run by teachers who have taught with the Cambridge Center for years and local writers—welcome writers from the Greater Boston Area and beyond to practice their craft or learn a new one.

The 20th Annual Fall Writer’s Conference is proud to have its keynote speaker Kim McLarin. McLarin is author of the novels Taming It Down, Meeting of the Waters, and Jump at the Sun, which USA Today described as having “the fire-breathing sass of Terry McMillan’s Waiting to Exhale and the soul-searching depth of Toni Morrison’s Beloved…honest and surprising and provocative.”  She is also the co-author of Growing Up X with Ilysah Shabazz. Her most recent memoir is Divorce Dog: Men, Motherhood and Midlife, and her nonfiction has also appeared in The New York Times, Glamour, the New England Review, The Washington Post, Slate, and other publications. She is a former staff writer for The New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Associated Press and is an associate professor in the Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College. McLarin is also a regular commentator on Basic Black on WGBH in Boston. Click here to read the Cambridge Center’s recent interview with Kim McLarin.

Workshops topics and speakers include: Finding Your Poetic Oz with Toni Bee; The Personal Essay Workshop with Alejandro Ramirez;  Writing from Your Own Experience with Mopsy Strange Kennedy; Basic Screenwriting Bootcamp with Andrew Osborne; Into The Moment: A Workshop on Haiku and Haibun with Jeanne Martin; Playwriting Workshop with Michelle Gabow; and Poetry Workshop with Katia Kapovich.

To view the complete schedule and buy tickets, visit: ccaewritersconference2017.eventbrite.com


30th Joiner Institute Writers’ Workshop Poetry and Music Celebration

Join the William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences based at UMass Boston for a night of music and poetry celebrating the 30th year of our annual Writers Workshop and its community and creative response to war.  Featuring poetry readings by Yusef Komunyakaa, Kevin Bowen, Nguyen Ba Chung, and more TBA.

Live music performed by Layth Sadiq, the UMB Jazz Trio, and more TBA.

Hosted by the Boston Public Library, this event is not ticketed.