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April 2017

Short Story Writing: Structure and Meaning

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main Street
Gloucester, 01930
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Short Story Writing: Structure and Meaning Ann McArdle This workshop will combine reading and studying classic short stories as examples, in-class writing exercises, and writing a new and original short story. Participants will be expected to work on their writing outside of class hours as well as in class. Thursdays 9 am to noon April 6, 13 and 20, and May 4, 11 and 18 $200 Ann McArdle is a published author in several genres: nonfiction, fiction, and short plays.…

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Charles Olson’s Impact

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maud / Olson Library, 108 East Main Street
Gloucester, 01930
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In this six-week course we will explore Charles Olson's core poems and essays and their influence on two generations of poets. We will begin with his students at Black Mountain College and poets who published in the Black Mountain Review and Origin, broadening our scope to include the 1950s Boston School of poetry, the British Poetry Revival, Ethnopoetics and more.    David Rich is the editor of Charles Olson: Letters Home, 1949 - 1969. His writing has recently appeared in Letters for Olson and Let the Bucket…

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July 2017

Hettie Jones: Weekend Memoir Workshop

July 22 - July 23
Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main Street
Gloucester, 01930
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Students in this workshop will begin to create a personal memoir in the context of its own time and place. Guided by exercises and examples from published work, each three-hour session will offer time for both writing and oral critique. Best known for How I Became Hettie Jones, her memoir of the “beat scene” of the fifties and sixties, Hettie Jones is the author of 23 books for children and adults, including the award-winning Big Star Fallin’ Mama (Five Women…

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