Community Stuff 11/17/12


When: November 28, at 7:30 PM

What:  The Gloucester Writers Center and the Bookstore of Gloucester present journalist, author, and Gloucester resident George Rosen as he reads from his new book, “The Immanence of God in the Tropics,” tales of soccer, death, hot water, lost love, and the presence of God in Africa, Mexico, and the coast of New England.


The Harbor Room, located 8 Norwood Court in East Gloucester, MA.

Who: Chicago-born, Harvard-educated, George Rosen, now lives in Gloucester, MA.  As a journalist, he has reported on West Africa and Mexico, writes frequently for the Boston Globe’s op-ed page, has done radio commentary for WBUR, and worked as a political speechwriter.  Rosen’s novel, Black Money, was called by Publishers Weekly “a strong study of power that corrupts, and idealism that persists.”  His short stories have appeared in Harper’s, the Yale Review, and the Harvard Review.  He has received the Frank O’Connor Memorial Award and fellowships from the Artists Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  Edith Pearlman, winner of the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction, has this to say of Rosen’s new collection; “The stories in George Rosen’s collection take place in unlikely sites under unsure conditions; they treat with respect odd people – a man somewhere between a bum and a crazy, another who’s afraid of words, a reticent couple who practice reckless abandon.  The unadorned sentences often reach a conclusion whose truth makes you catch your breath.  This unpretentious book is the work of a master.”

The Gloucester Writers Center was founded to celebrate, preserve, and promote Gloucester’s rich literary legacy and to create space in the community for the voices of people of all ages and backgrounds to be heard through writing, dialogue, and the artistic process.  Find out more about the Gloucester Writers Center at


Seacoast Holiday Bazaar – Santa to visit!

Seacoast Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday, December 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

at Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 292 Washington Street, Gloucester.

Sponsored by the Friends of Seacoast.

Featuring: professional vendors, bake sale, raffles, white elephant table.   Santa will visit from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Vendor space available $25. per table.   For further information, please call Alison Cox at

978-283-0300.  Don’t miss this fun event!

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