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Olivia Kate Cerrone on her Residency at the GWC

This past February, I had the honor of becoming a writer-in-residence at the Gloucester Writers Center, former home of the late poet, Vincent Ferrini, who was also close friends with the poet Charles Olson. This wonderful gift of time and solitude allowed me to rework a hearty chunk of The Hunger Saint, a novel absorbed […]
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Helen Fremont on her stay at the GWC

An ideal week.  I came here to work on a new memoir, and feel I’ve been able to play intensively in the waves of some very rough material.  I’ve gotten boatloads of work done (some of which I actually like!) and I’m looking forward to messing around with it for… oh, ever - or at least the next couple […]
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Ammiel Alcalay’s thoughts on his visit to the GWC in 2011

  My stay at the Gloucester Writers House was filled with extraordinary and deeply layered meaning for me. Having spent a lot of time in Gloucester with my family, practically from birth to the mid 1960s, I haven’t had the opportunity since to spend a consecutive block of time in a place that has always […]
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Anne Waldman on her stay at the GWC

Gloucester Oct 12 Rain, the wind, the calibrations of memory and ethos: Water… and… Water… a Charles Olson thrust that could be in all of us, is, you know it…  Invoking the feminine:, snaky & fluid rhythm. Working people, people working…fish &…poetry? Writing that all the world Is redeemed, and history And all that politics…   […]
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An excerpt from forth coming novella by Resident Writer Shahar Bram

Here's an excerpt from a work-in-progress that I worked on while at the Gloucester Writers Center–it is a novella partly inspired by the surroundings and atmosphere in Gloucester. -Shahar Bram Kids’ laughter came from a distance, the joyous sound of children at play. Their voices rolled through the house like waves, washing his thoughts away. […]
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Rudy Rucker on Being a Visiting Writer in Gloucester

I visited the Writers Center in Gloucester, Mass, for a week. My wife Sylvia was along as well. We were lodged in the modest former home of the late Vincent Ferrini, a friend of Charles Olson’s and a beloved Gloucester poet in his own right. His film-maker nephew Henry Ferrini raised the funds to set […]
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