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Local Literary Connections

Gloucester has many literary associations weaved throughout its history. From the American Revolution to the present day writers have found a welcoming home here and have used the community as a touchstone for American life and culture.

Prominent Historic Writers

Explore the lives and works of these authors who have graced Gloucester with their presence and reflected Gloucester’s grace in their words.

Current Writers Support Groups

    • Gloucester Poet Laureate – dedicated to the poets and poetry of Gloucester
    • The Gloucester Writers Center – celebrates, preserves and promotes the future of Gloucester’s rich literary legacy
    • Gloucester Writes – a collaborative of authors writing on or about Cape Ann
    • GrubStreet – one of the leading independent centers for creative writing in the United States
    • Massachusetts Center For the Book – the Commonwealth affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress to promote “books, reading, literacy, and libraries” at the national and local levels
    • North Shore Writers Group – based in Salem, nutures writers at all levels by providing supportive feedback and information