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
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.

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
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.
Jun
23
Fri
Salon: The Secret Concentration Camp Diary of Odd Nansen
Jun 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Timothy Boyce, editor of From Day to Day, a World War II concentration camp diary, will present the first Summer Salon for 2017.

Hailed by The New Yorker as “among the most compelling documents to come out of the war,” From Day to Day is one of only a handful of such diaries ever translated into English.

Secretly written by Odd Nansen, a Norwegian political prisoner, the diary entries brilliantly illuminate Nansen’s daily struggle, not only to survive, but to preserve his sanity and maintain his humanity in a world engulfed by fear and hate.

Timothy Boyce practiced law, specializing in real estate finance, for many years, most recently serving as the Managing Partner of the Charlotte, NC office of Dechert LLP, a global law firm with offices in 14 countries. He retired in 2014 to devote full time to writing. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School of Finance, and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He received a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
A resident of Tryon, North Carolina, Tim lives with his wife Tara, two horses, two barn cats, two dogs, and almost 5,000 books.

Jul
7
Fri
Salon: Total Solar Eclipse
Jul 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

A Total Solar Eclipse will traverse the entire USA on August 21. These are THE most dramatic, rare, celestial phenomena humans can experience with the unaided eye (i.e., no telescope). A partial solar eclipse, which Boston will experience, is interesting, but dull by comparison. The rising sun is similarly dramatic, but we are rather used to that! Hale’s lecture will illuminate the following points:

•    What are Total and Partial Solar Eclipses?
•    Why and when do they occur?
•    Why are they interesting historically and useful scientifically?
•    Why should one travel to see totality when I can stay home and see a partial eclipse?
•    What does one see/experience before during and after totality?
•    Eye Safety

Hale Bradt is Professor of Physics, Emeritus at MIT and a longtime eclipse fan. He has seen several total eclipses and has lectured on them to groups where they were taking place, including one tour group in Turkey in 2006.

Night Owls—Lucky 7!
Jul 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

On occasional First Fridays, the Night Owls will convene. On July 7, we invite you to bring games to share, a topic to discuss, or to just show up and join the fun. It’ll be a hoot!

 

Seven is the theme for the night.

Good Luck

Deadly Sins

Perfection

Black Jack (3×7=21)

Seven Wonders

What does seven mean to you?

Or forget about seven and just come have some fun with us!