DUDLEY POETRY CLUB
(Summer 2017 Schedule: Monday Nights 6:00-7:30, 5/1, 5/15, 6/19, 7/17, 8/21)
Boston Public Library, Dudley Branch, 65 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA
More than ever the world needs poetry. Using language for artistic expression offers us the possibility to heal, connect, entertain, educate, enlighten or challenge ourselves and our audiences. Come join us in our second year of this collaborative and supportive workshop where we share and explore various styles, forms and voices, including our own. Adults (over 18) who are writers of any level of experience or background are invited. Readings of participant work will be held in October, December and May.
ST. FRANCIS WRITERS’ WORKSHOP
(Fall/Winter 2017 Schedule: Thursday Mornings 10:00-11:15)
St. Francis House Day Shelter, 39 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
We’re back. In our fourth year we’re continuing to build on the power of creative writing and community under the auspices of the Expressive Arts Department. Drawing on the rich diversity of our participants and a broad range of classic and contemporary literature, this workshop includes many styles and genres of writing including: poetry, prose poetry, creative non-fiction, and flash fiction. Discussions will focus on authenticity, audience, intent and impact. Writers of any level are encouraged to attend for both personal development or artistic interest.
THE SPARE CHANGE NEWS STUDENT INTERNSHIP
We’re teaming up with the Spare Change News, a Cambridge-based periodical founded in 1992, whose mission is: “to present, by our own example, that homeless and economically disadvantaged people, with the proper resources, empowerment, opportunity, and encouragement are capable of creating change for ourselves in society.” Aligned with the goals of the Homeless Empowerment Project, we strive to use independent media to “reshape the public perceptions of poverty and homelessness.” By supporting college journalism students partnering with these organizations, we further explore urgent social issues, create lasting alliances, expand audience and develop public education across mind-made borders.
THE RE-VISIONARIES AT THE CENTER FOR CHANGE
(Fall /Winter 2017 Schedule: Thursday Mornings 10:30-11:30)
The Kit Clark Adult Day Health Center, 1500 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA
Participants will be invited to consider new personal and poetic narrative choices in this workshop which encourages use of writing, reading and revision as sustainable practices for self-awareness, self-expression and relationship building. Writers will interpret the works of contemporary, published authors and add their own voices to the canon.
THE UNDERGROUND POETRY CLUB
(Fall/Winter 2017 Schedule: Mondays 12:00-1:00)
Bridge Over Troubled Waters, 47 West Street, Boston, MA
We’re adding an arts component to the education programs at Bridge Over Troubled Waters where the mission, since 1970, has been “transformi
THE WYMAN WRITERS’ WORKSHOP
(Fall/Winter 2017 Schedule: Tuesday Mornings 10:00-11:00)
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 connection, communication and clarity, 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 PINE STREET WOMEN’S WORKSHOP
(Fall 2017 Schedule: Mondays, Monthly)
Pine Street Inn, 82 Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
This workshop pilot is a platform for a weekly winter group. By examining and exploring the trailblazers that came before us and connecting with the work of contemporary writers, we can find new ways to unlock our own language and encourage new creative choices. In an environment of women supporting women this workshop offers a unique artistic space combining safety and challenge, to produce stories for ourselves, one another, and the world.
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 creative writing to increase empowerment and empathy by building the skills within us? Our newest seminar series is offered to organizations, libraries, support 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 workshop was a partnership with the Brockton-based organization, The Family Center, and Providence’s College Unbound.