In Collaboration with Boston Lit District and GrubStreet
Whether you have a story to tell, need a new way to connect to your artistic side, or want to carve out time for your work, this free writing session is for you! In one of the country's oldest libraries with a rich literary history, GrubStreet instructor and Neighborhood Program Fellow Denise Delgado will guide you through exercises to tap into your creativity and be inspired by the collection.
Denise Delgado’s fiction, critical work, and arts writing have appeared or are forthcoming in The Southeast Review, Inch, Hinchas de Poesía, Jai-Alai Magazine, The ARTery / WBUR, 2040 Review, Fiction Writers Review, the anthology Florida Flash, and various contemporary art publications. Since 2010 she has organized the Free School for Writing, an itinerant classroom for literary craft talks and workshops. She is instructor and Neighborhood Program Fellow at GrubStreet, teaching classes, including bilingual workshops in English and Spanish, in Boston neighborhoods and public libraries. She has facilitated creative writing and art workshops for adults and teens as well as socially-engaged arts projects at libraries, schools, museums, a prison and other community spaces since 1998.
From 2005-2013 Delgado worked as Library Curator for the Miami-Dade Public Library System, managing a permanent art collection and systemwide exhibition program, as well as serving as consulting curator for its Vasari Project Archive. She has incorporated special collections into creative writing curriculum as Writer-in-Residence for Girls’ Club, a Florida exhibition space and foundation devoted to women in contemporary art and as Fellow for the Honors College at Florida International University. As a writer and multidisciplinary artist, Denise has received grants from New England Foundation for the Arts, Alternate ROOTS/The Ford Foundation, and Tigertail Productions’ Artist Access Program. Delgado received an MA in Media Studies from The New School and an MFA in fiction from Warren Wilson College. She is currently at work a collection of linked short stories set in Miami and Cuba about two families connected through Operation Peter Pan.
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