This Week in thye Artd 2022/11/14-20

Rocky Neck Art Colony Festive Public Community Feast and Members Meeting

Wednesday, November 16,  Feast: 6:30 – 9 PM, Member Meeting: 6-6:30 PM

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Rocky Neck Art Colony invites all to gather in creative community to celebrate the season and the artists of the current exhibitionFeast: The Art of Dining Together.Please bring along an artful plate of finger food or a food sculpture! Beverages will be offered by RNAC. Music provided by DJ Tracy Sousa.

Meeting for RNAC Members (6-6:30PM, followed by a Community Feast that is free and open to all (6:30-9 PM).

New Book Celebration of two major Cape Ann Poets:

The Gloucester Writer’s Center and Windhover host poets Jay Featherstone & Martha Fox at Windhover Center for the Performing Arts for a reading, book signing and gathering

Sunday, November 20, 4:00-6:00pm located inside the stained glass CHAPEL (which is heated), on Windhover’s campus

Critics have hailed Martha Fox’s poems as “evocative” and “strikingly beautiful,” and Jay Featherstone’s as “incisive and often shattering.” Join us to celebrate the release of new poetry collections by Fox and Featherstone with a reading, book signing, and wine/cheese reception in Windhover’s historic Chapel. Copies will be available for sale (cash/check). 

Jay Featherstone lives in Gloucester. His chapbook, Vermeer Paints My Mother, is now out through Fenway Press. Two previous full-length collections are Glass (Fenway Press) and Braces’s Cove (New Issues). A Harvard graduate, he served as speechwriter for anti-Vietnam War presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy; as editor of the New Republic; and as headmaster of the Commonwealth School. He has taught at Harvard, Brown, and Michigan State and is well-known for his pioneering work on teacher education. His writing and poems have appeared in the New York Times Book ReviewThe AtlanticHarvard Education ReviewPloughsharesHarvard Review, The Nation, and elsewhere. 

Martha Fox lives in Rockport. Her new book of poetry, This Arc of Assurances, was released in October by Grayson Books. Previous volumes include the chapbookTides/The Land Sighted, with poet Thomas Lux, and the book If the river’s this high all summer (both Pym-Randall Press). Her poems appear widely in literary journals, including PoetryThe Atlantic, and Ploughshares. After completing an MFA at UC Irvine, she served as an NEA Poet in the Schools and continued to teach young writers for decades. 

The event is free but rsvp’s are welcome at

For questions, please contact Lisa Hahn at or by calling 978-546-3611

Wednesday, Nov 16, from noon- 2pm T Max will be back at the Whale’s Jaw spinning up a whale of a time with John Hicks and Mark Chenevert.

Whale’s Jaw – 17 Railroad Ave, Rockport MA

T Max  🎵

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