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March 2017

Creative Diversions for the Writer’s Brain

March 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Maud / Olson Library, 108 East Main Street
Gloucester, 01930
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Cancelled CREATIVE DIVERSIONS FOR THE WRITER’S BRAIN Peer-facilitated writing group with Stacey Dexter This group will focus on writing from prompts, free writing sessions and writing stories in the round. Facilitator will provide prompts, guidance and keep the group on task. Sharing with each other will keep it fresh and fun! The group is open to writers of any level who would like to exercise their creative writing skills, use their imagination, and connect with each other. Wednesdays from 6:30…

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Intro to Memoir Writing

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main Street
Gloucester, 01930
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CANCELLED INTRO TO MEMOIR WRITING Peer-facilitated writing group with Dan Duffy The purpose of this group is to learn from and contribute to each other’s understanding of memoir writing. The Facilitator and group members will help to create a learning environment for beginning writers to: meet, write, share segments of their writing, and provide feedback on one another’s writing. Thursdays from 6:30 pm-8 pm Thursday, March 9th, first class CLASS DATES: March 9, 16, 23, and April 6, 13, and…

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Explore Your Own Amazement- Poetry

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main Street
Gloucester, 01930
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EXPLORE YOUR OWN AMAZEMENT-POETRY Peer-facilitated writing group with Sandra Williams Together we will explore our own amazement, through sharing poems we love, and what we think is worth writing about. We will create poems facilitated by prompts and exercises, as well as from our own desire to express what we see, what we feel, what we know, what we fear, what we hope, what we remember—what we dream (and more). Saturdays from 10:00 am-11:30 am Saturday, March 11th, first class…

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Getting Heard

March 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

How to be heard by your government: Using the traditional tools of letters and postcards, we will discuss ways of expressing oneself on paper to effect policy change. We will focus on how to lobby for or against specific issues clearly and with purpose, without attack or blame. In any communication with a government official, we will discuss the importance of referencing factual information, where to find it, and the power of a personal impact statement. Bring paper, pen, and…

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Veterans Writing Workshop Spring 2017

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

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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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