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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.
The Trustees of Reservations in Cape Ann is hosting a “Tolkien Literary Walk in the Woods” at Ravenswood Park, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 1 to 3 p.m. Step away from the computer and into magical Ravenswood Park. Explore its magical sights, sounds, and smells with a guide reading aloud from Tolkien’s trilogy using the roads and unique landscapes in Ravenswood Park. Admission is free for members, $5 for nonmembers. Preregistration required; 978-281-8400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St., will present poets Ken Chen and Janaka Stucky reading from their works Friday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.gloucesterwriters.org.