Upcoming Events


Islands Nantucket/Gloucester.

Nantucket poets read from their work. Leonard Germinara, Amy Jenness,  Kim Nolan and John Stanton    Photo: Richard Steinberger                                                                           […]

Wed. Apr 16, 2014 7:30 pm
GWC, 126 East Main Street


Rufus Collinson and Denise Bergman

Wed. Apr 23, 2014 7:30 pm
GWC, 126 East Main Street


ERASURE: How New England Indians Got Written Out of Existence

Sat. Apr 26, 2014 7:30 pm
GWC, 126 East Main Street

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Proprioception Redux w/ Kate Tarlow Morgan

Wed. Apr 30, 2014 7:30 pm


Open Mic

All are welcome!   Come share your work. Each reader gets five minutes. Sign up at the door.

Mon. May 5, 2014 7:30 pm
GWC, 126 East Main Street


Henry David Thoreau

Sat. May 10, 2014 5:30 pm
Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street

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Warren G. McClure: The Hiring and Dismissal of a Black Teacher in 1950′s Gloucester.

Wed. May 14, 2014 7:30 pm
GWC, 126 East Main Street



Tue. May 20, 2014 7:30 pm
Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street


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Gabrielle Barzaghi and Patrick Doud

Visual art and poetry held hands on January 22nd at the GWC, as they have so often throughout history. Gabrielle Barzaghi’s images were gorgeous and intense, and Patrick Doud’s words and voice were a river carrying us through them. It was a sensory feast, and another of the countless reminders of why the arts need […]

Veteran’s Reading

The Veterans Writing Workshop, facilitated by board member Dorothy Nelson, read from the fruits of their labor on Dec. 6. It was a poignant event for the 25 friends and relatives in the room.  The Veterans Writing Workshop is supported by the Gloucester Office of Veterans Services and the Gloucester WritersCenter.

Last Event of the year

Alan Weisman’s reading of the countdown was this years last event.  During 2013 the GWC brought over 50 writers to town.      

Ten Minute Plays Featured

Two of our 10-Minute Playwriting Workshop writers will be part of the New Works Festival of new plays at The Firehouse in Newburyport Jan 24 – Feb 1.  Mary Beth Smith’s one-act play,  “Keep A-breast” was selected as the winner of the One-Act competition and  M. Lynda Robinson will be directing one of the winners of the […]

Women’s Fund of Essex County Helps Women at GWC

Educator Coordinator Amanda Cook with the GWC women’s writing group  ”A Group of Ones Own.”

Michael Peters: Work from his Residency

Michael Peters on his residency: