Jan
22
Tue
Memoir Support Group
Jan 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Meets monthly on fourth Tuesdays.

This group is for people who are writing, or wish to write, memoirs. It will not be a class, but rather an opportunity for participants to share and discuss each other’s work, and to offer guidance, advice, and companionship through the memoir-writing process. Those interested are strongly encouraged to attend the first meeting, during which the process will be established. The first meeting will be facilitated by author J.D. Scrimgeour.

 

Winter Warm-up at the Adriatic
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of friends and complimentary hors d’oeuvres courtesy of the Adriatic. As you soak in the warmth and comfort of one of Salem’s premier eating and drinking establishments, we’re hoping to raise essential operating funds to help support our programs for 2019.

All proceeds support the Athenæum. Cash bar.

Jan
23
Wed
Writers’ Open Studio
Jan 23 @ 8:40 am – 11:30 am

Weekly Writing Studios at the Salem Athenaeum.

The building will be open from 8:40-11:30 every Wednesday (unless announced otherwise). Feel free to come by and write in a quiet peaceful setting.

Come for as long as you’d like–for 20 minutes or all three hours.

Jan
29
Tue
Salem History Lecture
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jeff Arcari will discuss the history of oriental rugs in New England.

Co-presented by Historic Salem, Inc. and Salem Athenaeum.

Jan
30
Wed
Writers’ Open Studio
Jan 30 @ 8:40 am – 11:30 am

Weekly Writing Studios at the Salem Athenaeum.

The building will be open from 8:40-11:30 every Wednesday (unless announced otherwise). Feel free to come by and write in a quiet peaceful setting.

Come for as long as you’d like–for 20 minutes or all three hours.

Feb
2
Sat
Storytelling
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In the spirit of the Moth Radio Hour, the Salem Athenaeum Writing Committee offers another evening of live storytelling on the theme of resolutions.

Come hear true stories from community members.

In honor of Groundhog Day, tonight’s theme is Seeing Your Shadow.

Contact us if you have a story to share.

 

Feb
5
Tue
Salem Writers’ Group
Feb 5 @ 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.

Feb
6
Wed
Writers’ Open Studio
Feb 6 @ 8:40 am – 11:30 am

Weekly Writing Studios at the Salem Athenaeum.

The building will be open from 8:40-11:30 every Wednesday (unless announced otherwise). Feel free to come by and write in a quiet peaceful setting.

Come for as long as you’d like–for 20 minutes or all three hours.

Feb
8
Fri
Fin de Siecle String Quartet
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
“If Music Could Talk” continues with a fascinating compare-and-contrast program featuring the Fin de Siècle Quartet.


This ensemble, composed of highly accomplished players with active international careers, will perform two works from 1905: Anton Webern’s richly romantic, single-movement “Langsamer Satz” and Maurice Ravel’s sparkling string quartet. The quartet will also play an example of Webern’s later style and give a live demonstration of the difference between gut strings (which were standard until the mid-20th century) and metal strings.
 

 

Feb
9
Sat
Book Group
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Discussion group meets on the second Saturday of the month at 11:00 a.m.

View the reading list.