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
20
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Jun 20 @ 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 Writers’ Group
Jun 20 @ 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
21
Wed
New Members Night
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

If you are a new, long-time, or prospective member, please join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Salem Athenaeum building.  The evening will include a reception and an overview of our history and mission, and outline our current services and the benefits of membership.

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.

Jun
27
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Jun 27 @ 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.

La Tertulia
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice. They meet on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.

Incessant Pipe Poetry Salon
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Incessant Pipe Poetry Salon will meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7pm 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.

Jul
4
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Jul 4 @ 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 Writers’ Group
Jul 4 @ 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.