Jun
4
Tue
Salem Writers’ Group
Jun 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.

Jun
5
Wed
Louis Hyman—How Work Became Insecure: The History Behind the Gig Economy
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Often we hear how today’s workplace insecurity is driven by technology. With a few clicks on your phone you can hire a car to drive you downtown, an assistant to schedule your calendar, or even someone to walk your dog. All the talk of technology gives these changes the appearance of inevitability. But they are not the result of an algorithm, but a choice by corporations. Uber is not an algorithm but the waste product of a service economy. The alternative is not between driving for Uber and working a union job, but trying to get shifts as a barista. Our technology solves for a workplace that is already insecure. The death of secure work long preceded our current moment, but, curiously, its imagination by consultants, business leaders, and corporate gurus preceded its success. In his talk, Professor Louis Hyman will explain how our economy moved from postwar security to today’s precarity, not through technological inevitability but corporate strategy.

 

Jun
6
Thu
Salem Poetry Seminar: Alumni Reading
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Salem State University and the Salem Athenaeum present the eighth Salem Poetry Seminar, a week-long event for students at public colleges and universities in Massachusetts. In addition to the classes on poetry writing, the Seminar has a public component: free readings that feature an established poet and include brief readings by seminar participants.

The Seminar has a devoted group of alumni who return to share their talents. Alumni have gone on to publish 25 books of poetry and to edit several national magazines. This year’s reading features writers such as Brian Brodeur, Gregory Glenn, Joey Gould, Lisa Mangini. and Enzo Surin.

Jun
7
Fri
Salem Poetry Seminar: January Gill O’Neil
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Salem State University and the Salem Athenaeum present the eighth Salem Poetry Seminar, a week-long event for students at public colleges and universities in Massachusetts. In addition to the classes on poetry writing, the Seminar has a public component: free readings that feature an established poet and include brief readings by seminar participants.

Today’s featured poet:

January Gill O’Neil is the author of three collections of poetry, Underlife, Misery Islands, and Rewilding. Misery Islands won the Massachusetts Book Award for Poetry in 2015. Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Ploughshares and The New York Times Magazine. She was Executive Director of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival from 2012-18, and she will be the John and Renee Grisham Writer-In-Residence at the University of Mississippi in 2019-20.

 

Jun
8
Sat
Book Group
Jun 8 @ 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.

Jun
11
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Jun 11 @ 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 11 @ 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

Jun
18
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Jun 18 @ 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 18 @ 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
19
Wed
New Members Night
Jun 19 @ 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.