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
10
Sat
Book Group
Jun 10 @ 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.

Jun
12
Mon
Monday Evening Conversations
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Monday Evening Conversations Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM. 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!