Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library
149 Dudley Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
Accessible Spots, Classes, History
Everyone has a story! Get started on your memoir in this free 6-week workshop, offered by the Boston Public Library and GrubStreet. Writers of all ages and experience levels are welcome to participate. Simply register via the event website to secure your spot.
In this course, you will:
This class will take place in the Learning Lab at the Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library. Registration is required.
Writers will be invited to capture and share their memories of their neighborhood, including the Harriet Tubman House, United South End Settlements, neighboring organizations, and neighborhood change. Participants who choose to explore these themes and who wish to share their stories will have the option to add their stories to The Harriet Tubman House Memory Project. This is a community-designed project supported by Northeastern University Library’s Boston Research Center, in partnership with the Boston Public Library. This project aims to collect, preserve, and center the stories and memories from people affiliated with Harriet Tubman House, a much-loved community space that was located at the corner of Massachusetts and Columbus Ave. Please note that participation in the Harriet Tubman House Memory project is optional and not a requirement of participation in the class. Writers will also have the option to add their memoirs to an anthology of Boston stories, if they choose.
Do you need a laptop or WiFi? The BPL’s Long-Term Device Lending Program helps bridge the digital divide by providing free access to Chromebook laptops and home Internet via home Wi-Fi routers, supported through funding from the Emergency Connectivity Fund. The Boston Public Library also provides free computer and technology classes to help people use computers and the Internet. Please note: it may take approximately two weeks after applying for you to receive your device.
Founded in 1997, GrubStreet has grown into the nation’s largest independent creative writing center. GrubStreet works to remove social, cultural, and institutional barriers in order to facilitate and support an expansive and equitable artistic ecosystem where all voices thrive and where storytelling flourishes. This mission is essential because our collective voices have the power to shape a more just and connected world by revealing truths, transforming lives, and deepening human understanding. For more information, please visit www.grubstreet.org and http://museandthemarketplace.com.