Jun
2
Fri
Animalalia Book Release
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

YesNo Press presents a night of poetry by Liz Hutchinson, K.T. Landon, and M.P. Carver in celebration of Liz’s new book Animalalia.

Jun
4
Sun
Members Garden Party
Jun 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Don your hat, reconnect with old friends and make new at the
Annual Members Garden Party!

Live music, picnic fare and open bar included.
$25 per person | Under 21 Free
Jun
6
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Jun 6 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

The Athenaeum will be open exclusively for writers to work in a serene environment. Bring your laptop or pen and paper and leave the distractions at the door.

Salem Poetry Seminar: Kevin Carey and Jennifer Martelli
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This week-long Seminar gives twelve students, selected from public colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts, the opportunity to study poetry writing intensively with noted teachers and authors Charlotte Gordon, J.D. Scrimgeour, and Richard Hoffman.

The Seminar includes free nightly readings that feature an established poet and include brief readings by seminar participants.

All readings are held at 7:30 pm in the Salem Athenaeum.

Tonight’s featured readers are Kevin Carey and Jennifer Martelli.

Learn more.

Salem Writers’ Group
Jun 6 @ 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.

Jun
7
Wed
Salem Poetry Seminar: Enzo Surin and Charlotte Gordon
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This week-long Seminar gives twelve students, selected from public colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts, the opportunity to study poetry writing intensively with noted teachers and authors Charlotte Gordon, J.D. Scrimgeour, and Richard Hoffman.

The Seminar includes free nightly readings that feature an established poet and include brief readings by seminar participants.

All readings are held at 7:30 pm in the Salem Athenaeum.

Tonight’s featured reader is Enzo Surin and Charlotte Gordon.

Learn more.

Jun
8
Thu
Salem Poetry Seminar: Alumni Reading
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Salem Poetry Seminar alumni reading. Many accomplished writers have attended the Seminar since its first iteration in 2000. Come hear a sampling of their fine work. Among this year’s alumni readers will be Joey Gould and Lisa Mangini.

Learn more.

Jun
9
Fri
Salem Poetry Seminar: Richard Hoffman
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This week-long Seminar gives twelve students, selected from public colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts, the opportunity to study poetry writing intensively with noted teachers and authors Charlotte Gordon, J.D. Scrimgeour, and Richard Hoffman.

The Seminar includes free nightly readings that feature an established poet and include brief readings by seminar participants.

All readings are held at 7:30 pm in the Salem Athenaeum.

Tonight’s featured reader is Richard Hoffman.

Learn more.

Jun
13
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Jun 13 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

The Athenaeum will be open exclusively for writers to work in a serene environment. Bring your laptop or pen and paper and leave the distractions at the door.

Jun
17
Sat
Salem Literary Festival
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

On June 17th, the Salem Athenaeum will present the 8th Salem Literary Festival, an exciting day of literary adventures for adults and youth:

  • 15 award-winning and best-selling writers
  • lunch with the authors
  • free youth workshops, and more!
The Salem Lit Fest aims to inspire and promote literacy and a love of books and reading through programming featuring both contemporary authors and engagement with classic works of literature. Events will be held at both the Salem Athenaeum and across the street at First Church in Salem (316 Essex Street).

General admission is free!

Reserved seating: $50.
Lunch with the authors: $35.
If you are purchasing both reserved seating and lunch, you may use coupon code SLF2017 for a $10 discount.
Registration and tickets are required for both general admission and paid options.