Oct
27
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Oct 27 @ 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
Oct 27 @ 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
Oct 27 @ 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.

Oct
28
Wed
Kathleen Sebelius: A Live Commentary on the 2020 Election
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Exclusive Election Event

Join us online to hear former Secretary of Health and Human Services and Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius offer her take on the upcoming election, the Covid crisis, the Affordable Care Act, the directions of the two major parties, and the future of democracy itself.

Her unique insights will be followed by commentary from Peter Kadzis, political reporter for WGBH, as well as questions from the audience.

 

 

 

 

Kathleen Sebelius is the former Governor of Kansas and served in President Obama’s Cabinet as Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2009 – 2014.

 

WGBH Political Reporter and co-host of The Scrum podcast, Peter Kadzis, kicked around at daily newspapers and national magazines before joining the now-defunct Boston Phoenix, where he worked for 25 years—primarily as editor or executive editor. He won two awards for his editorial writing while there. Improbable as it may seem, for almost 11 years he offered commentary on Fox 25 News as a member of The Heavy Hitters.

 

Oct
30
Fri
Alice Hoffman: Magic Lessons
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This is an online event in partnership with Harvard Book Store.

Please register for the event on their website:

https://www.harvard.com/event/virtual_event_alice_hoffman/

Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical Magic
by Alice Hoffman

In an unforgettable novel that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men featured in Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic. Where does the story of the Owens bloodline begin? With Maria Owens, in the 1600s, when she’s abandoned in a snowy field in rural England as a baby. Under the care of Hannah Owens, Maria learns about the “Unnamed Arts.” Hannah recognizes that Maria has a gift and she teaches the girl all she knows. It is here that she learns her first important lesson: Always love someone who will love you back. When Maria is abandoned by the man who has declared his love for her, she follows him to Salem, Massachusetts. Here she invokes the curse that will haunt her family. And it’s here that she learns the rules of magic and the lesson that she will carry with her for the rest of her life: Love is the only thing that matters. Magic Lessons (Simon & Schuster) is a celebration of life and love and a showcase of Alice Hoffman’s masterful storytelling.

This is a pay what you can event. If you wish to attend and have a copy of the book shipped to you, you may do so for $33.25 at the link above.

Nov
3
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Nov 3 @ 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
Nov 3 @ 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.

Nov
9
Mon
Writing Group: The Monday Group
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Monday Group offers support and feedback for adult writers under 40 at the beginnings of their careers. Those interested should contact leader Blake Campbell (blakecampbell1919@gmail.com) to assess whether this group is right for you.

Nov
10
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Nov 10 @ 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
Nov 10 @ 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