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‘The Writer’s Block’
The final program of this year’s “The Writer’s Block with John Ronan” will be broadcast on Cape Ann TV’s Channel 12 on Thursday, March 7, 8 p.m., and will be repeated one week later. The episode features the winners of last fall’s Gloucester Change Poetry Contest: first place, Capt. James F. Parisi; second place, Hillary Frye; and third place, Peter Willwerth. The three citizen-poets read their work and share their united pain about the way Gloucester, and the fishing industry, is changing in the new century. Ronan, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow and former Gloucester Poet Laureate, interviews poets and writers during the half-hour program.
Folk music concert
The Gloucester Clog and Hornpipe Society will perform Friday, March 8, 7:30 p.m., at the Northshore UU Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. The concert, prepared especially for Music in the Woods, will offer primarily traditional Irish tunes and songs in celebration of Irish music month. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, free for children under 13. Call 978-774-7582 or visit www.nsuu.org.
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Wicked Local Media Solutions to hold a “brown bag” lunch series of workshops and seminars to bring local business up to the speed of the digital marketing age. The first workshop kicks-off at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, from noon to 1 p.m., at the chamber conference room, 33 Commercial St. Pack a lunch and join us to learn what Facebook, Twitter and other social media can do for your business. Space is limited to 20 participants per session. Register early to ensure your spot. Call Gregory Walsh at 978-283-1601.