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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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September 2017

New Classes posted September 1st.

September 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Jungian Study Group Introductory Overview

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main Street
Gloucester, 01930
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  Monthly Meeting on Mondays -7:00 - 9:00 pm   Carl Jung spent his lifetime exploring the relationship of our individual existence to the Grand Cosmology of the world around us. He addressed simple questions which are still being asked today. What is our relationship to ourselves, to others and to the world of nature around us? As much as Jung was an academic ,his journey was very personal as well. We are going to explore Jung’s Map of Soul…

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October 2017

Jungian Study Group

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main Street
Gloucester, 01930
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Jungian Study Group Monthly Meeting on Mondays -7:00 - 9:00 pm   Carl Jung spent his lifetime exploring the relationship of our individual existence to the Grand Cosmology of the world around us. He addressed simple questions which are still being asked today. What is our relationship to ourselves, to others and to the world of nature around us? As much as Jung was an academic, his journey was very personal as well. We are going to explore Jung’s Map…

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Writing a Ten-Minute Play – 13th Workshop

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main Street
Gloucester, 01930
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Tuesdays - 6:00 - 9:00 pm   The 10-minute play format has all the elements of drama – plot, characters, dialogue and conflict. Learn how to put those elements into a short piece written specifically for the stage, for actors and for an audience. Participants will create a 10-minute play for a Festival to be performed live with actors & audience. Not just for theatre people, but for all writers who want to work on dialogue. Instructor: M. Lynda Robinson,…

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November 2017

NaNoWriMo Workshop for Young Adults: Setting the Scene

November 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave
Gloucester,
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Be a part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)!  The Sawyer Free Library and the Gloucester Writers Center invite all young adults to a series of workshops to help with the process, culminating in an open-mic style reading at the Gloucester Writers Center. We will meet Mondays in the Young Adult section of the library from 5-6. Monday, November 6: Setting the Scene How does your setting help drive your novel?  With exercises and prompts we will work on putting…

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NaNoWriMo Workshop for Young Adults: Character Development

November 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave
Gloucester,
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Be a part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)!  The Sawyer Free Library and the Gloucester Writers Center invite all young adults to a series of workshops to help with the process, culminating in an open-mic style reading at the Gloucester Writers Center.   We will meet Mondays in the Young Adult section of the library from 5-6.     Monday, November 13: Character Development Who in the world (or out of this world, as it may be) is in…

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NaNoWriMo Workshop for Young Adults: Dialogue

November 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave
Gloucester,
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Be a part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)!  The Sawyer Free Library and the Gloucester Writers Center invite all young adults to a series of workshops to help with the process, culminating in an open-mic style reading at the Gloucester Writers Center.   We will meet Mondays in the Young Adult section of the library from 5-6.   Monday, November 20: Dialogue We need to talk.  Well, our characters need to talk.  What they say and how they say…

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