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Literary Gloucester; A Walking Tour
May 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Sponsored by the 400th+ Literary Committee
Gloucester has been home to great writers since at least the early nineteenth century when Judith Sargent Murray penned her feminist poems. T.S. Eliot, Nobel Prize winner, spent nearly every summer of his boyhood in Gloucester and themes of the sea often turn up in his poetry. Charles Olson and Vincent Ferrini maintained a poetic dialogue in the 20th century on just what it meant to be a good citizen. Add to these the authors who blew into Gloucester to write one work, like Rudyard Kipling and his “Captains Courageous,” Henry Wordsworth Longfellow with “The Wreck of the Hesperus,” or even genre horror author H.P. Lovecraft with “The Shadow over Innsmouth.”
Meet: The Sawyer Free Library, temporary location, 21 Main Street, Gloucester, upstairs in the community room for a ten minute slide show, followed by a 1.5 hour walk around downtown Gloucester. In case of rain, the slide show will be a longer program.
Cost: Free, but tips accepted