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The Dogtown Writers Festival: Finding Words in Place

September 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


The Dogtown Writers Festival is an event that the Gloucester Writers Center has designed to provide multiple creative opportunities for writing in unique venues, ensuring that all voices are heard.

Join other fellow writers in exploring and celebrating PLACE, with Cape Ann as a microcosm of the global macrocosm. The festival will be looking at what shapes our progressive future without losing “grounding” in our cultural roots and the history we grow out of. They will develop your personal connection with the “geography of our being”—the place in which we live, work, and create, whether that place is Cape Ann or beyond. It is what poet Vincent Ferrini referred to as the “Holy Local,” a lens through which to look at the world.

The workshops, keynote speakers, and panel discussions will explore, through dialogue and writing, the themes of: “Words in Place,” “Words Over Time,” and “Words in People—Voices of Cape Ann.”


September 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am
September 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


Gloucester Writers Center
126 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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