Sep
5
Sat
Pop-up Book Sale!
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – Sep 6 @ 5:00 pm

The book sale will be outdoors only.

Masks required.

 

Please DO NOT bring donations to the book sale.

We are at capacity!

Sep
7
Mon
Monday Evening Conversations
Sep 7 @ 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!

Sep
8
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Sep 8 @ 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.

La Tertulia
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice.

Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Sep
10
Thu
Salem Literary Festival
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for the 11th Salem Lit Fest — September 10-13, 2020.

Details to come.

Salem Literary Festival—Opening Conversation with Chris Bohjalian and Jim DeFilippi
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 
The 11th Salem Lit Fest comes in hot with an opening conversation between crime novelist and humorist Jim DeFilippi and #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian about his latest thriller, The Red Lotus.

Join us for four days of literary discussions and discoveries!

Full schedule at SalemLitFest.org

Sep
11
Fri
Salem Literary Festival Red Carpet with A Mighty Blaze and Keynote with Kiley Reid
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Friday night withe Salem Lit Fest is not to be missed!

Virtual Red Carpet, hosted by New York Times bestselling author and co-founder of A Mighty Blaze, Jenna Blum.

Keynote Conversation with Kiley Reid, whose debut novel SUCH A FUN AGE, is a New York Times best seller and long-listed for the 2020 Booker Prize, and Halle Butler, author of THE NEW ME.

Sep
14
Mon
Writing Group: The Monday Group
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Monday Group offers support and feedback for adult writers under 40 at the beginnings of their careers. Those interested should contact leader Blake Campbell (blakecampbell1919@gmail.com) to assess whether this group is right for you.

Sep
15
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Sep 15 @ 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
Sep 15 @ 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.