Writing Workshop in Boston

Every other Thursday, 7-9pm.
Spring 2016 Dates: March 3, March 17, March 31, April 14, April 28.
Held in Roslindale, Massachusetts, a neighborhood of Boston.
$20 suggested donation. Pay what you can.

The Spring 2016 term will include both poetry and prose techniques.

Please fill out the form below for the address and newcomer information. Scroll down for more details.

dreamstime_m_36385423_head_tree_logoJoin experienced and novice writers at the Garden of Words Poetry Workshop in Roslindale (Boston), Massachusetts. We focus on generating new work and nurturing each other’s efforts through positive feedback. Constructive critique of existing work may follow. We will also share experience and strategies for sending out work for publication.

The workshop is GLBT friendly and open to all. It is held in a private home close to T-accessible Roslindale Village in Boston, Massachusetts. On-street parking is also available. We meet from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm every other Thursday. There is a $20 suggested donation for each session.

About the facilitator: Frances Donovan’s work has appeared in many places, including Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Snapdragon, Marathon Literary Review, Ishka Bibble, and Gender Focus. She holds a degree in English from Vassar College and has studied with Eamon Grennan, Barbara Helfgott Hyett and Toni Amato. She curated the Poetry@Prose reading series and has appeared as a featured reader at numerous venues in the Northeast, including the Newton Public Library and the PoemWorks Reading Series. She has also facilitated workshops at Toni Amato’s Write Here Write Now. Frances aims to create a comfortable, intimate environment where writers of all kinds can become open to new possibilities and new ways of looking at their own work.

Here’s what a previous workshop participant has:

You and this group have been very helpful and valuable to me, both in my growth as a writer and in developing the confidence to be more open generally. You’re very skilled at creating a safe and nurturing environment for creativity.

The insights and feedback have also been really useful, challenging me to think more about the “moment of the poem”, what contributes to it and what distracts, and when saying it plain is saying it best, which is most of the time.

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