Calling all Boston writing enthusiasts, activists, residents, entrepreneurs, local groups and networks, non-profit organizations, professionals, scholars and youth!
Please join us for a week of programming to connect the Boston’s writing community, celebrate the power of words, explore why and how they write, and recognize their ability to rewrite, re-envision, or radically transform the world with stroke of a pen or the tap of a key.
This week of programming celebrates the power of words to reimagine our shared social world. We are particularly eager to reflect on the capacity of our collective imagining to rupture fossilized, harmful structures and institutional categories. In the words of Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison, “Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge.” How can our linguistic practice enact anti-violent, anti-racist, and anti-discriminatory actions? Can we use language in expansive ways that increase our knowledge of each other and establish more just social organizations? These are some of the questions that we will address.