Jun
16
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Jun 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
Jun 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.

Jun
18
Thu
—POSTPONED—Online Concert: If Music Could Talk—The Return of Howard Paul
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

—POSTPONED—

A  new date for later this summer will be announced soon.

Online Concert

Jazz Guitarist Howard Paul with Maggie Evans on Bass and Vocals

This event will be hosted online. A login will be provided to registered guests.

Virtuoso Howard Paul returns to the Athenaeum — this time virtually — for a delightful evening of music, demonstrations, and dialogue in our ‘If Music Could Talk’ series. Howard will be joined by bassist and vocalist Maggie Evans in a live streaming concert that will include American jazz standards as well as Bossa Nova-influenced American jazz.

Howard Paul has performed extensively with guitar legends like Bucky Pizzarelli, Jimmy Bruno, and Howard Alden, and in small groups with many Grammy winners, including Tom Scott, Mark Egan, Laurence Hobgood, Gary Novak, and Harvey Mason. A member of the Coastal Jazz Hall of Fame, he chaired the Savannah Jazz Festival for four years and is currently president of the Savannah Jazz Association. His most recent CDs include collaborations with Jody Espina, Tony Monaco, Bob James, and the Ali Ryerson Trio. He has lectured and conducted master classes at music schools and conservatories across the US and Europe. He is also President and CEO of Benedetto Guitars, one of the most prestigious makers of archtop guitars in the world.

Maggie Evans’s credits range from frequent Savannah-area club dates to recent festival performances in Santa Cruz and Napa to a six-month featured artist residency in the leading jazz club in Hangzhou, China in 2013. She’s performed with such jazz headliners as Howard Alden, Chico Pinheiro, Don Braden, George Garzone, Jocelyn Gould, Clare Daly, Kevin Bales and Frank Catalano. Maggie is an Elrick Bass Guitar Performing Artist and a current member of WIJO (Women in Jazz Organization). Maggie is also a prolific visual artist and part-time Professor of Foundations Studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

A note about changes in admission costs for this series:

Now that our events will be online for awhile, we’re asking for donations instead. Please be as generous as you can. Most of the proceeds go to the musicians, who have basically seen 100% of their in-person performances cancelled and only have limited opportunities for online events.

Thanks for staying with us during this difficult time.

 

Jun
19
Fri
Online Salon: Writers in Your Neighborhood
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SAth_Writers_webSalem has a long, distinguished literary history that continues today. This special salon hosted by J.D. Scrimgeour will allow you to sample the writing of several published authors who are members of the Athenaeum or North Shore residents — the prose and verse of your talented neighbors.

Get a taste of their work, explore their books, talk writing.

Beth Anne Cornell
Blake Campbell
Kevin Carey
Beth Anne Cornell
Jim DeFillippi
Julia Glass
Charlotte Gordon
January Gill O’Neil
Enzo Silon Surin

This event will be hosted on Zoom.

A login will be provided to registered guests.

Additional details to come.

Jun
23
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Jun 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.

La Tertulia
Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
from 5:00 to 7:00 PM (new time as of May 2020)

Incessant Pipe: Poetry Salon
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Incessant Pipe Poetry Salon will meet 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. Meets 4th Tuesdays.

Jun
25
Thu
Memoir Writers Group
Jun 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Meets monthly on fourth Thursdays.

This group is for people who are writing, or wish to write, memoirs. It will not be a class, but rather an opportunity for participants to share and discuss each other’s work, and to offer guidance, advice, and companionship through the memoir-writing process.

Jun
29
Mon
Monday Evening Conversations
Jun 29 @ 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!

Jun
30
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Jun 30 @ 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.