Grant Recipient Details

Location

Jamaica Plain, MA

Artist
Denise Delgado | The Free School for Writing, Jamaica Plain, MA
Project Title
Bodega Signs & Wonders
Fiscal Year Awarded
2016
Grant or Program
Creative City Boston - Artist Grant
Grant Amount
$10,000
  • Egleston Square | December, 2015 - October, 2016

Bodega Signs + Wonders gathers community stories and song lyrics in Spanish and English though bilingual writing workshops, story circles, performances, interviews, and neighborhood dinners in JP/Roxbury’s Egleston Square. These stories will be incorporated into semi-permanent business signage along Washington Avenue, making a wayfinding poem on the built landscape. Led by writer, artist, and Egleston resident Denise Delgado, project collaborators include Egleston Square Main Streets, the Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library, Santo Domingo, DR-based poet Frank Báez and multidisciplinary collective El Hombrecito, and a growing group of neighborhood writers and storytellers.