Welcome to the Worcester County Writers Project Website
The purpose of this endeavor is to revise and update Michael True’s book, Worcester Area Writers, 1680-1980 (Worcester Public Library,1987). To that end, the original volume has been digitized and made available here (see links to the left or read the book in its entirety below). But that is only the beginning. We also wish to provide visitors with enhanced access to the literary riches, both historical and contemporary, of Worcester County beyond the initial book (see links under More Worcester Writers).
Project participants have compiled a list of nearly 400 writers, novelists, poets, scholars, naturalists, activists, historians, and screen writers with some connection to Worcester County. This is an on-going project. Site administrators are producing biographical “stubs” with basic information for most and a variety of contributors are writing biographical entries about the main figures. New material is uploaded when it becomes available, so the site changes frequently.
If you are interested in contributing information or an entry about a Worcester County writer, please contact Joy Hennig, project manager and local history librarian at the Worcester Public Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-799-1670. You can learn more about the submission guidelines here. The Editorial Board encourages your comments regarding the project and its content throughout the site.
Thanks for your interest in the Worcester County Writers Project.