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Gloucester Writers Center

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126 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States

July 2019

Framing the Story: An Introduction to the Art of the Graphic Memoir

July 20 @ 9:00 am - July 21 @ 3:00 pm
Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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$250

Before you can put a single word down on the page, you must first behold the mental image, however fleeting, that informs our meaning-making process. This is what makes the graphic novel such an incredible lesson to writers. It teaches you how to frame images in such a way as to be almost cinematic in our approach to storytelling. Frame by frame, you see firsthand the decisions that go into telling one's life story and this awareness cannot but improve…

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August 2019

Hettie Jones Memoir Workshop

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - August 11 @ 3:30 pm
Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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$200

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. For writers who want to repeat the class Hettie will bring some new writing prompts so they won't be stuck or bored. Best known for How I Became Hettie Jones, her memoir of the "beat scene" of the fifties and…

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September 2019

The Dogtown Writers Festival: Finding Words in Place

September 27 @ 8:00 am - September 28 @ 5:00 pm
Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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Free

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…

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