This Weekend in the Arts

Annual Charles Olson Lecture Featuring Hettie Jones

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (October 13, 2016) – The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present a talk by poet Hettie Jones, in collaboration with the Gloucester Writers Center and the Charles Olson Society on Saturday, October 29 at 1:00 p.m. in the Museum’s auditorium.

Hettie Jones will discuss her first meeting with Charles Olson, her impressions of Gloucester, a few recent unpublished poems and a selection from Love, H: The Letters of Helene Dorn and Hettie Jones, her recently published book of correspondence with painter and sculptor, Helene Dorn. (Duke University Press Books, October 18, 2016) Love, H is available for purchase in the Museum’s gift shop.


Image: Cover of Love, H: The Letters of Helene Dorn and Hettie Jones by Hettie Jones. Source:

Jones’ first collection of poems, Drive (Hanging Loose Press, 1997), was selected by Naomi Shihab Nye to receive the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. She is also the author of How I Became Hettie Jones (1990) and several books for children. The former Chair of PEN’s Prison Writing Committee, she currently teaches graduate writing at The New School and workshops at 92Y and the Lower Eastside Girls Club Center for Community.

$10 donation suggested. For more information please call (978)283-0455 x10 or email

This program is accessible.




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