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The Dogtown Writers Festival: Finding Words in Place

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Gloucester Writers Center

126 East Main Street

Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930

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THE DOGTOWN WRITERS FESTIVAL: FINDING WORDS IN PLACE
presented by the Gloucester Writers Center

Friday, September 27th and Saturday, September 28th, 2019

Brought to you in part by a generous grant from the
Garland Legacy Project.

***The price range indicates $0 to $150 because we have one workshop that is free for students ages 14 to 18, and we have one section that is a DONATE section that people can put in any amount. All workshops are $150 a piece and includes everything listed below. Any questions, please click on ” Ask the Organizer” and we will respond promptly!


Calling writers of ALL genres!
Join other writers of all levels and enjoy a weekend of dynamic dialogue and a variety of unique writing workshop experiences.

The first annual Dogtown Writers Festival promises to breathe life into your writing, providing you with a special opportunity to interact with some of the country's best speakers, authors, moderators, and panelists.
The workshops are small and intimate, giving each participant a chance to feel connected to the instructor and each other.

The Gloucester Writers Center, in conjuction with our talented instructors, have created exceptional afternoon workshops that have something for every writer. These sessions will be held at cultural, literary, and historic locations, chosen to inspire the theme of "place" in our stories. Included on Saturday are three discussion panels led by compelling moderators.

For even MORE information on this event, please click on the link below to take you to the DWF page on the Gloucester Writers Center website! https://gloucesterwriters.org/dogtown-writers-festival/

******SPACE IS LIMITED TO TEN (10) PARTICIPANTS PER WORKSHOP***** SECURE YOUR SPOT BY CLICKING ON THE "TICKET" BUTTON TODAY!



YOUR TICKET INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
EVENT DETAILS

  • FRIDAY NIGHT, September 27, 2019 , 5 pm -7 pm
    Pre-keynote reception at the Gloucester House Restaurant for paid workshop participants. This includes light bites and a cash bar. Mingle with other workshop attendees, authors, instructors, moderators, panelists, and more.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT @ 7:30 pm
    The Joseph Garland Keynote Address will be given by award winning journalist and author, Sandy Tolan.
    This event is free and open to the public at Gloucester City Hall,
    9 Dale Avenue, Gloucester, Ma. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

    *The Master of Ceremonies for this special evening will be author, acclaimed photojournalist and filmmaker, Nubar Alexanian. Mr. Alexanian will also introduce a talented local high school student, Willa Brosnihan, who will read an original poem. She is a writer/poet, and frequent winner of the Sawyer Free Library's "Poetry without Paper" contest.

  • SATURDAY MORNING, September 28, 2019, 9 am - Noon continues for all workshop participants at the Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, Ma with a casual light breakfast featuring pastries/coffee and teas by Cape Ann Coffees, of Gloucester, Ma.

    This will be followed by two panel presentations at the museum moderated by author, JoeAnn Hart:
    "Words in Place" with authors, Alan Weisman and Anna Solomon - 10:00 - 10:45 am, and
    "Words Over Time" with authors, Charlotte Gordon and Jim Scrimgeour, 11:00 - 11:45 am.

  • LUNCH BREAK: Noon -1:15 pm, on your own.
    Local eatery suggestions will be offered for your convenience.

  • SATURDAY AFTERNOON:
    WORKSHOPS begin at 1:30 pm and end at 4 pm.
    *Locations are listed with each workshop. Parking directions will be sent to all participants.

  • SATURDAY EVENING: CLOSING FESTIVITIES: 5 pm- 9 pm
    A reception (appetizers, light dinner, and cash bar), will be held at the Gloucester House Restaurant and includes a panel presentation: "Words in People—Voices of Cape Ann," moderated by award winning playwright, lyricist and librettist, Laura Harrington, with panelists best-selling author Anita Diamant and Dogtown Common expert and author, Mark Carlotto.

    This will be an excellent opportunity to chat with other workshop attendees and discuss your writing and the day's experiences. There will also be a free book raffle for participants, open mic readings selected from the workshops, and other festival tailored and themed events.


FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

18+ for all ticket sales EXCEPT for the workshop "Somewhere Near in Your World" which is for high school students only, ages 14-18.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

You must provide your own transportation and any parking fees for this event. The City of Glouceter has kiosks for metered parking spaces in some of the locations used for this event.


What can I bring into the event?

Pen/pencil, laptop/notebook/paper, afternoon snack and water


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Yes

What's the refund policy?

Full refund up to 7 days before the event

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Printed ticket or cellphone ticket purchase proof





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