Feb
5
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Feb 5 @ 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
Feb 5 @ 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.

Feb
7
Thu
Women’s Health and Empowerment Series
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Women’s Health and Empowerment Series
Hosted by NAGLY (North Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth)

Join us for three insightful nights as we bring you powerful speakers discussing how to empower young women and women. Please note this is an inclusive women’s only event. Trans women, gender non-conforming and non-binary are welcome and encouraged to attend. All three events are free but seating is limited so please register through the Eventbrite link. Food and beverage will be provided.

January 24th, 2019 – Chastity Bowick
Chastity Bowick is a New England-based activist, civil rights leader and transgender health advocate. She is currently the Director of the Transgender Emergency Fund and is a committee member of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition.

January 31st, 2019 – Robyn Ochs
Robyn Ochs is an international speaker and editor of Bi Women Quarterly and two anthologies: Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexual Around the World and RECOGNIZE: The Voice of Bisexual Men.

February 7th, 2019 – Kara Pesola
Kara Pesola is a nurse practitioner at North Shore Community Health in Salem. She often engages with the community in health focus workshops and discussions.

Feb
8
Fri
Fin de Siècle String Quartet
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

“If Music Could Talk” continues with a fascinating compare-and-contrast program featuring the Fin de Siècle Quartet.

This ensemble, composed of highly accomplished players with active international careers, will perform two works from 1905: Anton Webern’s richly romantic, single-movement “Langsamer Satz” and Maurice Ravel’s sparkling string quartet. The quartet will also play an example of Webern’s later style and give a live demonstration of the difference between gut strings (which were standard until the mid-20th century) and metal strings.

The members of Fin de Siècle are: Sarah Ibbett, Karen McConomy, Jennifer Morsches, and Katharina Radlberger.

 

 

Feb
9
Sat
Book Group
Feb 9 @ 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.

Win Wilkens Memorial Service
Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Feb
11
Mon
Monday Evening Conversations
Feb 11 @ 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!

Feb
12
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Feb 12 @ 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.

Feb
13
Wed
Incessant Pipe: Contentions
Feb 13 @ 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.

Feb
16
Sat
Writing Workshop: Jump-Start Your Memoir
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Biographer Francie King will share her experience recording people’s stories, memories, and philosophies for their descendants. Memoir writers at all stages of the process are welcome—from just thinking about it to complete draft. This workshop format will encourage questions and discussion about the pleasures and pitfalls of writing a life, the challenges of illustrating a memoir, and tips for breaking through writer’s block.

Francie King is the principal of HistoryKeep, a small Marblehead-based company specializing in personal biography, memoir, and legacy books.

$10 members, $15 non-members, Free students with ID.