Aug
11
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Aug 11 @ 8:40 am – 11:30 am

Weekly Writing Studios at the Salem Athenaeum.

The building will be open from 8:40-11:30 every Tuesday (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.

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

La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice.

Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Aug
18
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Aug 18 @ 8:40 am – 11:30 am

Weekly Writing Studios at the Salem Athenaeum.

The building will be open from 8:40-11:30 every Tuesday (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.

Salem Writers’ Group
Aug 18 @ 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.

Aug
21
Fri
Online Salon: Rebecca Totaro—The Plague in Shakespeare’s London and Lessons for Us Now
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

When it comes to pandemics, bubonic plague was far worse than COVID-19 in so many ways, but there are many interesting historical resemblances.

We are experiencing some identical phenomena now and we can learn from the historic record and literature of plagues past!

What do Shakespeare’s plays and poetryPope Clement VI, fake news and pandemics have in common? When we place these issues in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak, we have some answers. In this illustrated Zoom talk, Professor Rebecca Totaro of Florida Gulf Coast University will use her expertise on the plague in the Renaissance to help us consider what lessons we can learn by comparing the impact and experience of infectious diseases from the Black Death to our present moment, with a special focus on Shakespeare’s plague-time London and his Romeo and Juliet.

Rebecca Totaro is Associate Dean of Curriculum and Assessment and Professor of English, Florida Gulf Coast University. A book series editor for Penn State University Press, Professor Totaro is also the recipient of the Monroe Kirk Spears Award from the academic journal Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 for her essay, “Securing Sleep in Hamlet,” and she is author and editor of five books, four of them on bubonic plague in Shakespeare’s England.

 

Aug
25
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Aug 25 @ 8:40 am – 11:30 am

Weekly Writing Studios at the Salem Athenaeum.

The building will be open from 8:40-11:30 every Tuesday (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.

La Tertulia
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice.

Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
from 5:00 to 7:00 PM (new time as of May 2020)

Incessant Pipe: Poetry Salon
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Incessant Pipe Poetry Salon will meet 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. Meets 4th Tuesdays.

Aug
27
Thu
Memoir Writers Group
Aug 27 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Meets monthly on fourth Thursdays.

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.

Sep
1
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Sep 1 @ 8:40 am – 11:30 am

Weekly Writing Studios at the Salem Athenaeum.

The building will be open from 8:40-11:30 every Tuesday (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.