Community Stuff 1/24/13

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner

Saturday, January 26 at 6:00 pm

Come celebrate the New Year at Cruiseport Gloucester, 6 Rowe Square, Gloucester. It is a night out with entertainment, great food and drink while also getting a chance to reconnect with some of your favorite friends at the premier social event of the year on Cape Ann ($85 per person). All guests will be served a dinner of theirr choice (Herb Crusted Chicken or Grilled North Atlantic Salmon) and enjoy dancing and entertainment from two great bands: Henri Smith and The Runaround.

Incoming Board of Directors President, Ed Collard, will be inducted as we say thank you to 2012 President, Mark Grenier! Please call 978-283-1601 for ticket information. Hope to see you there!

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Erica Funkhouser reads at the Gloucester Writers Center

When:  At 7:30 PM on Wednesday, January 30th (1/30/12)

What:  Erica Funkhouser reads from a group of poems she is writing in response to The Dream Songs by John Berrymen.

Who: Erica Funkhouser has published five books of poems, most recently Earthly (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008).  She teaches the advanced poetry writing workshop at MIT and lives in Essex, MA.


The Gloucester Writers Center is located in the late poet Vincent Ferrini’s historic home, at the Gloucester Writers Center at 126 East Main Street, East Gloucester, MA.  The 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

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