Athenaeum Writers’ Groups
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Salem Writers Group
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday
from 7:30 to 9:30 PM
Hosted by J.D. Scrimgeour
and Kevin Carey.

We read our work, workshop it and become better writers. Open to both fiction and nonfiction writers.For current meeting information, see Salem Writers Group on Facebook.

Writer’s Open Studio
Special quiet hours when the Athenaeum is open for writers to work in an inspiring atmosphere.

Writers are also welcome during normal library hours.


The Incessant Pipe
Every 4th Tuesday
from 7:00 to 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.


The Monday Group
Every 2nd Monday
from 7:00 to 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 ( to assess whether this group is right for you.


Memoir Writers Group
Every 4th Thursday
from 3:30 to 5:30 PM

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.

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