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Margaret Fuller forum
On Wednesday, Oct. 23, Gloucester UU minister Rev. Jenny Rankin kicks-off a three part series of learning ‘salons’ focusing on the brief but shining life of Margaret Fuller. A 19th century woman with a 21st century mind, the trailblazing Fuller was the first female foreign correspondent. A literary critic, writer, champion of women’s education and frontline feminist, she was a Transcendentalist and confidant of Emerson, serving as editor on his influential publication, “The Dial.” The series is free, and continues Wednesdays, Oct. 30, and Nov. 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the UU Church, Middle Street. To register, contact Karen Rembert at 978-283-3410 or email@example.com.
Veterans writing workshop
The Gloucester Office of Veterans Services and the Gloucester Writers Center will hold a six-week writing workshop for veterans Nov. 1-Dec. 6. The two-hour workshop meets Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, at 12 Emerson Ave. Memoir, essays, journal writing, poetry and stories will be explored, with Dorothy Shubow Nelson, formerly senior lecturer in English at UMass Boston, facilitating. Space is limited to 10. To register, call Lucia Amero at 978-281-9740. For more information, email Dorothy.firstname.lastname@example.org with “Writing Workshop” in the subject.