Oct
8
Mon
Monday Evening Conversations
Oct 8 @ 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!

Oct
9
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Oct 9 @ 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.

Oct
10
Wed
Incessant Pipe: Contentions
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Philosophy, Science, and Ideas. Come sit around a medium-large table and discuss the big stuff.

2nd Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Oct
11
Thu
Fall Course: Short Story Writing
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

4 Thursdays, plus one consultation session

Do you have a short story burning inside you to be set free? Bobbi Lerman’s 4-week short story writing workshop might be just what you need to wake your writing brain, recharge your muse and get your words flowing. The course will start with writing prompts and in each successive week you will dig deeper into the writing and drafting process as your story emerges. The fifth and final session will be a one-on-one consultation with Bobbi Lerman by appointment (in person or via phone).

 

Bobbi Lerman‘s love for writing began at a young age when she would spend her afternoons crafting short stories about her extended family in the three family home she grew up  in and about life in the North Shore. She earned a degree in Fine Arts from Mass Art, and is a member of the New England Romance Writers and of Romance Writers of America.

Through the years, Bobbi’s writing has evolved to cover a multitude of Topics from travel writing for blogs such as Wanderlust Woman, View from the Pier, Your Life Is a Trip and others, to the publication of her four novellas which appear in the Season Of Anthologies. Today she primarily writes Historical Medieval Romance and travel essays.
A self-proclaimed “muse locator,” Bobbi has been running workshops for almost twenty years that are aimed at helping writer’s unblock, and find their voice and inspiration. She founded Scribblers Ink, an active online community and website offering interviews with authors, writing tips, and daily prompts.

When she isn’t writing or workshopping, Bobbi loves to travel, garden, and hang out with her husband of 40 years, visit with her daughter Jessie and her three grandchildren, Aria, Lincoln & Levi, otherwise, known as the wild bunch.

Bobbi’s novellas can be found at Amazon.com.

Coming Soon:  Bobbi’s short story, My Mothers Gift will soon appear in Lilith Magazine.

Oct
13
Sat
Book Group
Oct 13 @ 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.

Oct
16
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Oct 16 @ 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
Oct 16 @ 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.

Oct
17
Wed
New Members Night
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Oct
18
Thu
Fall Course: Short Story Writing
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

4 Thursdays, plus one consultation session

Do you have a short story burning inside you to be set free? Bobbi Lerman’s 4-week short story writing workshop might be just what you need to wake your writing brain, recharge your muse and get your words flowing. The course will start with writing prompts and in each successive week you will dig deeper into the writing and drafting process as your story emerges. The fifth and final session will be a one-on-one consultation with Bobbi Lerman by appointment (in person or via phone).

 

Bobbi Lerman‘s love for writing began at a young age when she would spend her afternoons crafting short stories about her extended family in the three family home she grew up  in and about life in the North Shore. She earned a degree in Fine Arts from Mass Art, and is a member of the New England Romance Writers and of Romance Writers of America.

Through the years, Bobbi’s writing has evolved to cover a multitude of Topics from travel writing for blogs such as Wanderlust Woman, View from the Pier, Your Life Is a Trip and others, to the publication of her four novellas which appear in the Season Of Anthologies. Today she primarily writes Historical Medieval Romance and travel essays.
A self-proclaimed “muse locator,” Bobbi has been running workshops for almost twenty years that are aimed at helping writer’s unblock, and find their voice and inspiration. She founded Scribblers Ink, an active online community and website offering interviews with authors, writing tips, and daily prompts.

When she isn’t writing or workshopping, Bobbi loves to travel, garden, and hang out with her husband of 40 years, visit with her daughter Jessie and her three grandchildren, Aria, Lincoln & Levi, otherwise, known as the wild bunch.

Bobbi’s novellas can be found at Amazon.com.

Coming Soon:  Bobbi’s short story, My Mothers Gift will soon appear in Lilith Magazine.

Oct
23
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Oct 23 @ 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.