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Wednesday, March 7


MCC Visiting Writers Series: J.D. Scrimgeour
MCC Visiting Writers Series presents J.D. Scrimgeour. Poetry & fiction reading & discussion. 
J.D. Scrimgeour has published three books of poetry, including Lifting the Turtle (Turning Point, 2017), and two books of nonfiction, the basketball memoir Spin Moves and Themes For English B: A Professor’s Education In & Out of Class, which won the AWP Award for Nonfiction. His poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and articles have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Colorado Review, Boston Globe Magazine, Chronicle of Higher Education, Creative Nonfiction, and elsewhere. He released a CD of poetry and music with musician Philip Swanson, Ogunquit & Other Works (MSR Classics, 2010), and composed a musical, Only Human, which premiered in 2014. He has won awards from the National Society of Arts and Letters and the Academy of American Poets. J.D. Scrimgeour is Professor of English and Coordinator of Creative Writing at Salem State University. He lives in Salem, a city where some of his ancestors were put to death for being witches and others sat on the jury that found them guilty. He will read poetry & fiction

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J.D. Scrimgeour

Poetry & other Arts, Poetry & Nonfiction, Poetry about sport, Salem

Wednesday March 7, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Middlesex Community College // Lowell Campus 33 Kearney Square, Federal Building Assembly Room
Friday, September 27


The Dogtown Writers Festival
We would like to share with you a new event for writers coming in September of 2019! The Dogtown Writers Festival is for writers of all levels and includes nearly every genre. The Poetry workshop will be held at the T.S. Eliot House in Gloucester, MA. Further details to be released in May 2019.

Journalist Sandy Tolan, author Anita Diamant, and many more!

Friday September 27, 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm
126 East Main Street Gloucester, MA
Saturday, September 28


The Dogtown Writers Festival
The Gloucester Writers Center has designed a special event to provide multiple creative opportunities for writing in unique venues, using the theme of “place.”

The Dogtown Writers Festival is slated for Friday and Saturday, September 27-28, 2019. The festival kicks off on Friday evening with a pre-keynote cocktail reception followed by the Joseph Garland Keynote Address, given by award winning journalist and author, Sandy Tolan. Saturday includes several discussion panels in the morning, nine afternoon writing workshops, and an evening dinner to close the weekend. Many writing genres are covered including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, personal essay, and play-writing. There will also be a dedicated onsite workshop in Dogtown Common and a workshop specifically for high school students, ages 14-18.

All of the events will explore, through dialogue and writing, the themes of:
“Words in Place,” “Words Over Time,” and “Words in People—Voices of Cape Ann.”
The instructors, moderators, and panelists are an accomplished group of authors, actors, journalists, and teachers. The GWC is blessed to have secured such wonderful talent.

The many events planned are going to give writers at any level numerous ways in which to expand their skills and connect with other creative people.

There are only TEN tickets per workshop, so please don’t wait! Click on the link below for more information and to get your tickets now! 

The Dogtown Writers Festival is generously funded in part by our incredible donors of the Gloucester Writers Center, the Mass Cultural Council and The Garland Legacy Project. The Gloucester Writers Center is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 public charity ·126 East Main Street, 
Gloucester MA. 01930

Saturday September 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:00pm
Gloucester Writers Center 126 East Main Street Gloucester

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