The Dogtown Writers Festival
Finding Words in Place
The Gloucester Writers Center has designed a special event to provide multiple creative
opportunities for writing in unique venues, using the theme of “place.”
The Dogtown Writers Festival is slated for Friday and Saturday, September 27-28,
- 2019. The festival kicks off on Friday evening with a pre-keynote cocktail reception followed by
the Joseph Garland Keynote Address given by award-winning journalist and author, Sandy
Tolan. Saturday includes several discussion panels in the morning, afternoon writing workshops,
and an evening dinner to close the weekend. Many writing genres are covered including poetry,
fiction, nonfiction, and play-writing. There will also be a dedicated onsite workshop in Dogtown
Common and a workshop specifically for high school students, ages 14-18.
All of the events will explore, through dialogue and writing, the themes of:
“Words in Place,” “Words Over Time,” and “Words in People—Voices of Cape Ann.”
The instructors, moderators, and panelists are an accomplished group of authors, actors,
journalists, and teachers. The GWC is blessed to have secured such wonderful talent.
The many events planned are going to give writers at any level, numerous ways in which to
expand their skills and connect with other creative people.
There are only TEN tickets per workshop, so please don’t wait! Click on the link
below for more information and to get your tickets now!
The Dogtown Writers Festival is generously funded in part by our incredible donors of
the Gloucester Writers Center, the Mass Cultural Council and The Garland Legacy Project.
The Gloucester Writers Center is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 public charity ·126 East Main Street,
Gloucester MA. 01930