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October 2, 2013

Gloucester Goings On

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Awesome Gloucester

The Trustees of ‘Awesome Gloucester’ will hold an “ideas pitch night,” on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m., open to the public at the Gloucester House, The trustees will award $1,000 to the winning idea from three finalist’s pitches on “awesome” ideas for Gloucester: The categories are: maritime related innovation, maritime heritage preservation, community togetherness. This is the first of monthly trustee-funded awards of $1,000 given for “awesome ideas” for making Gloucester a more “awesome place.” For more information, follow us on facebook, or visit: www.awesomefoundation.org.

Veterans writing workshop

The Gloucester Office of Veterans Services & The Gloucester Writers Center are holding a six-week writing workshop for Veterans from Nov. 1 through Dec. 6, 2013 at The Office of Veterans Services 12 Emerson Ave. The 2 hr. workshop will take place on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to noon, focusing on writing and listening to the writings of others. Memoir, essays, journal writing, poetry and stories will be explored, with Dorothy Shubow Nelson, formerly Senior Lecturer in English at UMass Boston, facilitating. The workshop is limited to ten participants. To register, call Lucia Amero at 978-281-9740. For more information, email: Dorothy.nelson@umb.edu, and suject head “Writing Workshop.”

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