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JOHN SPARKS (1941-2014)
We will miss John Sparks….
Join our Conservancy!
Generation after generation, our Millbrook Meadow and Pond have given this community respite and solace from the effects of hectic life …
Now it is our generation’s turn to give respite and renewed life to the meadow …
We have formed the Rockport Millbrook Meadow Conservancy to support restoration goals, and to give the Meadow and the Mill Pond new life to last another century.Please join us to preserve, protect and give life to this town’s treasure!
Master Plan takes shape. Our contractor will soon begin developing plans for actual construction of the long-awaited Restoration of Meadow and Pond.
The conceptual plan above shows the Pond, at left, with proposed boardwalk in white. Meadow is at right.
Plan calls for dredging tons of sediment from Mill Pond, rebuilding the watercourse for the Mill Brook so that it winds more and is widened to prevent flooding.
The path through the Meadow will begin at Beach St. (far right) with small entrance plaza. There’ll be rain gardens near path to capture water runoff.
The old, dying willows will be replaced with new willows and other native plant species.
Writing a 10-Minute Play Workshop
Gloucester Writers Center
126 E. Main St., Gloucester, MA
Instructor: M. Lynda Robinson
4-Week Workshop with Staged Reading event post-Workshop
April 2, 9 16, 23: Thursdays 7 â 9:30 pm
Public Staged Reading in spring – date TBD
Limited to 10 participants. $125
Everyone has a story to tell. The 10-minute play format has all the elements of drama â plot, characters, dialogue & conflict. Learn how to put those elements into a short piece written specifically for the stage, for actors, and for an audience. Over the 4 week class, participants will create a 10-minute play for a Staged Reading to be performed live. If you are a writer, this is an opportunity to work on dialogue – or just stretch your skills into the world of theatre! If you are a dreamer, put your story into the short-play format for all the world to see!
Your play will have a professional Staged Reading in spring at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center, where your play will be read by actors. Our Readings have been drawing large crowds and providing audience feedback for the plays.
For more information or to enroll on line do to: www.gloucesterwriters.org