Jun
27
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Jun 27 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Each Thursday morning the Athenaeum opens exclusively for writers to work in a serene environment. Bring your laptop or pen and paper and leave the distractions at the door.

La Tertulia
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice. They meet on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.

Incessant Pipe Poetry Salon
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Incessant Pipe Poetry Salon will meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7pm upstairs in the Salem Athenaeum. “The Pipe” is a space to read poetry, yours or others, and discuss everything from the price of tea in China to quantum particles (as long as it relates back to poetry). All styles of poetry are welcome.

Jul
4
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Jul 4 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Each Thursday morning the Athenaeum opens exclusively for writers to work in a serene environment. Bring your laptop or pen and paper and leave the distractions at the door.

Salem Writers’ Group
Jul 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

All are welcome to bring work-in-progress to share with the group for feedback. The group is facilitated by J.D. Scrimgeour, Professor of English, Salem State University.

Jul
7
Fri
Night Owls—Lucky 7!
Jul 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

On occasional First Fridays, the Night Owls will convene. On July 7, we invite you to bring games to share, a topic to discuss, or to just show up and join the fun. It’ll be a hoot!

 

Jul
8
Sat
Book Group
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Discussion group meets on the second Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m.

View the reading list.

Jul
10
Mon
Monday Evening Conversations
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Monday Evening Conversations Group will begin meeting at the Salem Athenæum on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM, starting August 10. All members and other interested parties are invited.

It may be of interest to know that the The Social Library, predecessor of the Salem Athenæum, was founded by a similar discussion group, called the Monday Evening Club. Edward Augustus Holyoke, Rev. Thomas Barnard, Rev. Thomas Gilchrist, Benjamin Lynde, Nathaniel Ropes and others were among the Monday Evening Club founders, who gathered to discuss current events and topics of mutual interest.

Topics for discussion are wide open, but must be amenable to good conversation. Examples include:

  • The long ranging effects of the Civil War
  • The courage to be vulnerable
  • European architecture
  • The importance/non importance of art
  • Why have friends

Meetings will start with something to help frame the discussion for the evening, such as a:

  • brief talk
  • podcast
  • video
  • reading of prose or poetry
  • music

We look forward to talking with you!

Jul
11
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Jul 11 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Each Thursday morning the Athenaeum opens exclusively for writers to work in a serene environment. Bring your laptop or pen and paper and leave the distractions at the door.

La Tertulia
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice. They meet on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.