Summer Salon: Julie Butters — Ahead of Their Time: Inspiring Women of Literature

July 28, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Salem Athenaeum
337 Essex St.
MA 01970
Free to Members; $15 general admission
Salem Athenaeum

In a 35-minute performance, actress Julie Butters portrays some of classic literature’s most exciting leading ladies, along with historical women who created brilliant works in defense of their gender. Meet Jane Eyre, Elizabeth Bennet, Mrs. “Marmee” March, Joan of Arc, Olympe de Gouge and many more! Q&A to follow.

Julie Butters is a Salem-based actress and writer. A graduate of Harvard University, where she co-chaired the Hyperion Shakespeare Company, Julie has played roles ranging from Juliet to Lady Macbeth. She is the author of the book Pocket Prayers for Young Professionals (under the name Julie Rattey) and of stage adaptations of Jane Eyre and Little Women, both produced by Flock Theatre of New London, Connecticut. Julie has performed locally at venues including the City of Salem’s CultureHouse pop-up at Old Town Hall, ReachArts, and the Swampscott Public Library. Her website is

Free to Members; $15 general admission