Boston skyline and boats on river

Read and write about where we live

For students who want to learn about Boston, the Writing Program offers courses about the history, culture, and environment of the area–including Boston Now courses, in which students to read and write about local events and places that they experience with their classmates.


Recent topics offered in this area include:

  • Dickinson, Bishop, and Plath: Massachusetts Poets on Film
  • Contemporary Art and Access in Boston
  • Public Gardens and Urban Wilds: Boston’s Natural History
  • BU and the Culture of College
  • The Theater Now
  • Boston Jazz Now
  • Improvisation Now