WRITING & RECOVERY
(Summer 2018 Schedule: Monday Nights 6:00-7:30)
Boston Public Library, Codman Square Branch, 690 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA
Where storytelling and support meet new possibilities on the page. This workshop is open to writers of all levels, who identify as addicts in recovery, interested in using the craft of creative writing as a tool for self-reflection and/or connection with one another and the world. The group will involve weekly, literary discussion, writing prompts, and group feedback, as well as occasional public readings. This workshop is open to the public but requires pre-registration by contacting the branch librarian while there are still openings at: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE UNDERGROUND POETRY CLUB
(Summer 2018 Schedule: Mondays 12:00-1:00)
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
(Summer 2018 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 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 PINE STREET ARTISTS’ WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN
(Summer 2018 Schedule: Weekly, Time TBA)
Pine Street Inn, 82 Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
This hybrid workshop of writing and visual arts combines various methods, genres 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 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP AT THE ENGAGEMENT CENTER
Summer 2018 Schedule: Thursday Afternoons 3:00-4:00
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 recovery centers located 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 creative writing to increase empowerment and empathy by building the skills within us? Our newest 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. Since then, we have offered youth programs on Poetry as Protest as well as Culture & Identity and adult seminars on Thoreau & Civil Disobedience. This June, we will begin a Creative Nonfiction series at the Boston Public Library’s Central Branch. To inquire about availability, contact: Programs@bpl.org