May
25
Sat
Open Regular Hours Today
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Open regular hours today!

Get a jumpstart on your summer reading!

May
28
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
May 28 @ 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
May 28 @ 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

Incessant Pipe: Poetry Salon
May 28 @ 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
2
Sun
Members Garden Party
Jun 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jun
4
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Jun 4 @ 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 Poetry Seminar: Kevin Carey and M.P. Carver
Jun 4 @ 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. The Seminar gives thirteen students, selected from throughout the commonwealth, the opportunity to study poetry writing intensively with noted teachers and authors Charlotte Gordon, J.D. Scrimgeour, and January Gill O’Neil. Scrimgeour, Chair of English at Salem State, founded the Seminar and serves as the Director.

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 poets:

Kevin Carey is the Coordinator of Creative Writing at Salem State University. He has published three books – a chapbook of fiction, The Beach People (Red Bird Chapbooks) and two books of poetry from CavanKerry Press, The One Fifteen to Penn Station  and Jesus Was a Homeboy which was selected as an Honor Book for the 2017 Paterson Poetry Prize. A new collection of poems, Set in Stone is due out in May of 2020. Kevincareywriter.com

MP Carver lives in Salem, MA where she teaches creative writing as an adjunct at Salem State. She is an editor at YesNo Press and former Poetry Editor of Soundings East. Her poetry has been published in 50Haikus, Meat for Tea, and The Fox Chase Review, among others. Her chapbook, Selachimorpha, was published by Incessant Pipe Print Works in 2015.

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.