THE UNDERGROUND WRITERS’ COLLECTIVE
Bridge Over Troubled Waters, 47 West Street, Boston, MA
We’ve added an arts component to the education programs at Bridge Over Troubled Waters where the mission, since 1970, has been “transformi
THE WYMAN WRITERS’ WORKSHOP
Wyman Re-Entry Program, 201 River Street, Mattapan, MA
This writing, reading, discussion and speaker series aims to engage men in a post-incarceration and addiction recovery program with additional tools for a stronger sense of authority and engagement, through literature. Utilizing a broad range of styles, aesthetics, and forms, we encourage experimenting with new ideas, acknowledging and practicing the power of language through the four poetic temperaments of: story, structure, music and imagination.
The Step by Step Writers’ Workshop
Step by Step Supportive Services, Brookline, MA
The Step by Step Writers’ Workshop aims to engage adults with psychiatric, cognitive, and social disabilities through the healing power of creative writing. Through guided exercises, art, guest speakers and discussion, we explore the ways in which language, poetry, literature, storytelling, and other expressive modalities can promote healing, recovery, and authority.
THE PINE STREET ARTISTS’ WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN
Pine Street Inn, 82 Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
This hybrid workshop of writing and visual arts combines various methods, modes and styles of expression. By examining and exploring the trailblazers that came before us and connecting with the material of contemporary artists, we can find new ways to unlock our own language and encourage new confidence. In an environment of women supporting women this workshop offers a unique space combining safety and challenge, allowing freedom and structure for the creative process.
THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SERIES
Evenings 6:00-7:30. Check the Boston Public Library calendar or our Writers Without Margins, Inc on Facebook for listings.
Public Library, Central Branch, 700 Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston, MA
We’ve teamed up with the Boston Public Public Library to provide free creative writing workshops, catering to the interests and energies of library patrons and specializations of our facilitators, who come from the surrounding universities, neighborhoods and communities we share. In Summer 2018, we offered workshops on Writing & Recovery and Creative Nonfiction. This Fall, we’ll provide a six week, multi-genre, workshop entitled, “The Personal is Historical” and our Winter session will be, “On Silences: An Advanced Poetry Workshop.”
THE WRITERS’ WORKSHOP AT THE ENGAGEMENT CENTER
(On hiatus. Winter 2018-2019 schedule coming soon)
Adjacent to the Southampton Shelter, 112 Southampton Street, Boston, MA
In partnership with the City of Boston and the Boston Public Health Commission, this workshop is offered amidst the shelters and treatment centers concentrated in South Boston. Located at the Engagement Center, a safe space designed to reach individuals seeking services and support, this group will provide a creative outlet for men and women who are interested in sharing and discussing the universal messages of literature and/or creating their own, through guided exercises, ranging from performance to meditation as a means of clarity, connection, and communication.
THE TAKING AUTHORSHIP PROGRAM
Contact us through the “Contact Us” page to arrange a workshop throughout Greater Boston
Our lives are full of stories, and we can change the next chapter. So, how can we use the lessons within literature and the craft of creative writing to increase empowerment and empathy while building the skills within us? This flexible program is offered to organizations, allies, centers, groups, and clubs seeking to expand and hone the crafts of language for personal insight and public advocacy through themed workshops or intensive seminars. Our first collaboration took place with Brockton’s Family Center and Providence’s College Unbound. Since then, we have offered youth workshops on Poetry as Protest as well as Culture & Identity and an adult seminar on Thoreau & Civil Disobedience.