TRMENDOUS TURNOUT AT THE GLOUCESTER HOUSE FOR “THE INNVER VOICE AND THE OUTER WORLD”

“There is a great need for veterans and the families of veterans to tell their own stories to audiences who are receptive and willing to listen.” Dorothy Nelson, from the book’s introduction.

Today’s book launch of The Inner Voice and the Outer World was a resounding success. The book is a compilation of writings by veterans and their families from the Gloucester Writer’s Center “Cape Ann Veterans Writing Workshop” (2013 -2017), which was taught by the book’s editor, Dorothy Nelson. Many of the contributors were at the event to read excerpts of their poems and stories and to sign books. Shaped by the author’s experiences in 20th and 21st century wars, the stories shared were deeply moving. Readers and audience were in many instances moved to tears.

Virginia Frontiero McKinnon

The Gloucester House was packed, so much so, that Lenny opened up the adjoining second function room to accommodate the overflow of people.

Best wishes and congratulations to the Writer’s Center, Ms. Nelson, and the contributors for sharing the stories of our local veterans and their loved ones.

The contributors are:

ALMA HART

JAMES GRIGG

HEATHER DUPONT

EDWARD KAZNOCHA

STAN FEENER

SUSAN FREY

FRANCIS J. SULLIVAN

MARTIN RAY

MARC LEVY

MELVIN P. OLSON

MARIA LANE

MARY CONNELLY

VIRGINIA FRONTIERO MCKINNON

CONNIE CONDON

LINDA NILES NX

TOM SAROFEEN

CHARLES STEINER

To purchase The Inner Voice and the Outer World, mail a check to the Gloucester Writers Center at 126 East Main Street, Gloucester MA 01930. Please make the check to the Gloucester Writers Center and at the bottom of the envelope write: re: Veterans Book. The book costs $15.00. plus mailing. 

 

 

3 thoughts on “TRMENDOUS TURNOUT AT THE GLOUCESTER HOUSE FOR “THE INNVER VOICE AND THE OUTER WORLD”

  1. Hi Kim,

    I was there as a guest of Virginia McKinnon,classmate from GHS 1947. Not knowing anyone except Virginia and Ruth Olsen,Mel’s widow,I was welcomed and made to feel a part of the group with great
    Enthusiasm! I had researched the group beforehand so knew who was who. What a group! I went there
    Feeling that it was going to be interesting. It was more than interesting. I was overcome at times by the stories and poems of the presenters. Later,at home, I read more from the book. Then had trouble going to sleep! Such writing! I’m ever so glad I was there in the afternoon. Sorry I didn’t see you.

    Mim

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    1. Hi Mim,

      I am so sorry to have missed you! I love the family stories Virginia has posted on GMG in the past. She did a wonderful job speaking. The poems and essays from the veterans and their families were deeply moving.

      Susan Frey had invited me to go and I missed seeing her as I had to leave in a big hurry. Was she at your table? She also contributed greatly to Beauty on the Wing.

      I look forward to seeing you in February. Thank you Mim once again for your tremendous support ❤

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  2. Inner voice is a vital voice to listen to thanks for sharing Kim! 🙂 Dave & Kim 🙂

    P.S. That was a great turnout things are a wee bit on the rough side out way!

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