Community Stuff 1/28/13

Seeking Gloucester Writers of Portuguese Descent

Dear Joey,
I’m a writer originally from Provincetown, MA, and I work for a nonprofit literary program that brings American writers to Portugal every summer. Through a partnership with the Luso-American Development Foundation, we have been able to give scholarships for up to 4 writers of Portuguese-American or Lusophone-country descent to attend the program with all expenses paid. We’re going into our third year now, and as of yet we’ve had no applicants from the Portuguese community of Gloucester, which I think is unfortunate, as I have always heard so much about that community. Would you be willing to post a short note about our upcoming scholarship deadline on your great blog to see if we could reach any Gloucester applicants? (We also have a contest open to writers of all backgrounds, both are described below.) 


Here is the basic info:
Call for entries! Submissions are due by January 31, 2013, for the Dzanc Books/Guernica Magazine International Literature Award and Luso-American Scholarships to DISQUIET, a two-week international cultural and writing program taking place in Lisbon, Portugal from June 30 to July 12, 2013. The Dzanc Books/CNC DISQUIET International Literary Program offers workshops in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, as well as literary and cultural events including readings from North American and Portuguese writers.The Dzanc Books/Guernica International Literature Award is for poetry, fiction, or nonfiction by a North American writer that addresses themes or settings beyond the U.S. and Canada. The recipient will receive a full scholarship to DISQUIET 2013 as well as publication of the winning entry in Guernica. In addition, North American writers of Luso descent—whether Portuguese, Brazilian, Cape Verdean, or from another Lusophone country—are also encouraged to submit for the Luso-American Scholarship Contest. To be eligible for this scholarship, entrants must be residents of the United States or Canada who have a genealogical link to a Lusophone country. The four winners will receive airfare, accommodations, and full tuition to the 2013 ILP in Lisbon to attend Portuguese-American novelist Katherine Vaz’s multi-genre workshop "Writing the Luso Experience" with other writers from Portugal and North America. Runners-up will be offered partial tuition scholarships. This contest is a collaboration between Dzanc Books (a 501(c)3 nonprofit) and the Luso-American Development Foundation. There is a $20 reading fee. Visit for complete details and guidelines, or contact with any questions.

Thank you, Oona Patrick


Feb. 2nd artist talk 4pm At Flatrocks Gallery


Gloucester Stroke Club

Gloucester Stroke Club meeting on February 7th at 7 pm.,  Logan Room, Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington St. Gloucester MA. Our favorite guest, Joe Gross, PTA will join us for an informal discussion, sharing of information and support. Please note change of time and location.  Logan Room, front door, upstairs door on left. Or use back entrance and elevator for easier accessibility.
New member, caretakers, family and friends are welcome to attend. No pre-registration necessary.
Refreshments. For more information call Cynthia 978-283-2633 or Virginia 978-283-3968.

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