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Veterans Writing Workshop Spring 2017

March 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Veterans Writing Workshop resumes on Wednesday March 22 and continues on Wednesdays through May 10
at the Gloucester Veterans Center , 12 Emerson Ave.

“…a journey is called that because you cannot know
what you will discover on the journey, what you will do,
what you will find, or what you find will do to you.”
— James Baldwin

The spring 2017 Veterans Writing Workshop will take place on Wednesdays starting on March 22 and ending on May 10 from 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon. Beginning and experienced writers are invited to share their work in a friendly and supportive learning environment. Veterans from all conflicts including disaster relief and peacetime veterans as well as family members and supporters are welcome.

This the fourth year of these writing workshops. Classes are held in the Gloucester Veterans Center , 12 Emerson Ave. We focus on the various ways that writing takes place, its process, the value of establishing a regular writing and reading practice, and close, receptive listening to the writings of others. Different forms such as memoir, personal histories, essays, journal writing, and poetry will be explored.

This workshop is limited to 12 participants. To register please call Lucia Amero at 978-281-9740. For more information send email to Dorothyelsa@yahoo.com (subject: veterans writing workshop).

Dorothy Shubow Nelson, M.A., teacher, editor, writer and poet, formerly Senior Lecturer in English at UMass Boston, is the facilitator and teacher of this workshop. She has taught writing and literature for 25 years. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Gloucester Writers Center . Her book, The Dream of the Sea, was published in 2008.

This writing workshop is supported by the Gloucester Office of Veterans Services and the Gloucester Writers Center . There is no charge for this workshop.


March 22, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Gloucester Office of Veterans Services
12 Emerson Avenue
Gloucester, MA, 01930
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