Reading at the Gloucester Writers Center

The Gloucester Writers Center is housed in the former home of one of Gloucester’s most beloved poets, Vincent Ferrini. The Center is dedicated to honoring the works both Ferrini and his friend and fellow poet Charles Olson. Affectionately called “Gloucester’s conscience,” Ferrini’s works included dozens of critically acclaimed poems, several plays, and a 1988 autobiography titled “Hermit in the Clouds.” Much of Ferrini’s writing was inspired both by living in Gloucester and growing up in Lynn during the Great Depression as he observed his family’s struggles and hardships. Vincent Ferrini passed away in 2007 on Christmas Eve. He was 94.

Medic was invited to read at the Center in July 2015.