“The Fifth Petal” at The House of the Seven Gables

Join Brunonia Barry for a talk about her latest work, The Fifth Petal, at The House of the Seven Gables over Thanksgiving weekend. Barry will talk about her newest book and the inspiration of living and working in Salem, Mass. Her newest work of fiction weaves a thriller with “ a complex brew of suspense, seduction and murder.” A book signing in the Museum Store will follow the lecture.

Brunonia Barry is the New York Times and international best-selling author of The Lace Reader and The Map of True Places. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She was the first American author to win the International Women’s Fiction Festival’s Baccante Award and was a past recipient of Ragdale Artists’ Colony’s Strnad Fellowship as well as the winner of New England Book Festival’s award for Best Fiction and Amazon’s Best of the Month. Her reviews and articles on writing have appeared in The London Times and The Washington Post. Brunonia co-chairs the Salem Athenaeum’s Writers’ Committee. She lives in Salem with her husband Gary Ward and their dog, Angel. Her new novel, The Fifth Petal was released by Penguin Random House/Crown in January 2017.

Members: Free

Non-Members: $7.00

To reserve your spot for this lecture please CLICK HERE. For more information, please email groups@7gables.org, or call 978-744-0991 ext. 152.

Classic Poems for All Hallows Eve

Enjoy a curated selection of classic poems about ghosts, goblins, spirits, and All Hallows’ Eve, dramatically presented in a seventeenth-century shipbuilder’s house by lantern light.

$5 Historic New England members
$10 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 978-744-0440 for more information or register online.

Classic Poems for All Hallows Eve

Enjoy a curated selection of classic poems about ghosts, goblins, spirits, and All Hallows’ Eve, dramatically presented in a seventeenth-century shipbuilder’s house by lantern light.

$5 Historic New England members
$10 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 978-744-0440 for more information or register online.

Edgar Allan Poe Readings

Visit Remix Church for readings of Edgar Allen Poe’s works, presented by Scarlet Letter Press.

Arthur Dimmesdale Slam

You probably haven’t read The Scarlet Letter since high school, but admit it, since then you’ve fantasized about a bunch of comic actors gathering in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s actual church to give their versions of Reverend Dimmesdale’s classic sermon berating the townies for their evil ways! Join us for the first annual Arthur Dimmesdale Slam and see if we can make Salem’s most famous author rotate in his grave!

$15/person. Note: Some language may be above family-friendly levels.

Edgar Allan Poe Readings

Visit Remix Church for readings of Edgar Allen Poe’s works, presented by Scarlet Letter Press.

Summer Salon: Hannah Tinti

Salem native Hannah Tinti returns to delight us with a talk about her new book, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley at the Salem Athenaeum.

Books will be available for sale and signing. Event is free and open to the public.

Salem Literary Festival

The Salem Athenaeum presents the 8th Salem Literary Festival, an exciting day of literary adventures for adults and youth. Including 15 award-winning and best-selling writers, lunch with the authors, free youth workshops, and more.

General admission is free. Reserved seating available for $50. Lunch with the authors: $35. If you are purchasing both reserved seating and lunch, you may use coupon code SLF2017 for a $10 discount. Registration and tickets are required for both general admission and paid options.

Salem Poetry Seminar Public Readings

Salem State University and the Salem Athenaeum present a series of public poetry readings as part of the week-long Salem Poetry Seminar for students at Massachusetts public colleges and universities. All readings are free and open to the public, and will be held at the Salem Athenaeum at 337 Essex Street. See complete schedule of readers below:

Tuesday, June 6

Kevin Carey: Salem State Professor Carey’s latest book of poetry is Jesus was a Homeboy. Poems from that collection were read on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. With Mark Hillringhouse, Carey recently released the documentary Unburying Malcolm Miller about the life of the eccentric Salem poet.
Jennifer Martelli: Marblehead resident Jennifer Martelli is the author of the collection, The Uncanny Valley, as well as two poetry chapbooks, Apostrophe and After Bird, which won the Grey Book Press Chapbook Competition. She was the recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant for her poetry.

Wednesday, June 7
Charlotte Gordon: Gordon’s newest book is Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley. Earlier works include Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Life of America’s First Poet — a Massachusetts Honor book for nonfiction. She has also published two collections of poetry Two Girls on a Raft and When the Grateful Dead Came to St. Louis. She is an Associate Professor of English at Endicott College.
Enzo Surin: Surin is a Haitian-born poet, educator, publisher and social advocate. He is the author of the collection A Letter of Resignation, and the chapbook, Higher Ground, which was nominated for the Massachusetts Book Award. Surin, a Pushcart nominee, was also recognized as the 2015 PEN New England Celebrated New Voice in Poetry and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. He is Associate Professor of English at Bunker Hill Community College and is founding editor and publisher at Central Square Press.

Thursday, June 8
Salem Poetry Seminar Alumni Reading
The Seminar has a devoted group of alumni who return to share their talents. Alumni have gone on to publish over 15 books of poetry and to edit several national magazines. This year’s reading features writers such as Joey Gould, Lisa Mangini, and Teisha Twomey.

Friday, June 9
Richard Hoffman: Hoffman is author of two memoirs, Half the House: a Memoir, and Love & Fury, and four poetry collections, including the just-released Noon Into Night. Hoffman’s previous poetry collection, Gold Star Road, was the winner of the 2006 Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the 2008 Sheila Motton Award from the New England Poetry Club. A fiction writer as well, his Interference & Other Stories was published in 2009. He is Senior Writer in Residence at Emerson College.

Salem Poetry Seminar Public Readings

Salem State University and the Salem Athenaeum present a series of public poetry readings as part of the week-long Salem Poetry Seminar for students at Massachusetts public colleges and universities. All readings are free and open to the public, and will be held at the Salem Athenaeum at 337 Essex Street. See complete schedule of readers below:

Tuesday, June 6

Kevin Carey: Salem State Professor Carey’s latest book of poetry is Jesus was a Homeboy. Poems from that collection were read on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. With Mark Hillringhouse, Carey recently released the documentary Unburying Malcolm Miller about the life of the eccentric Salem poet.
Jennifer Martelli: Marblehead resident Jennifer Martelli is the author of the collection, The Uncanny Valley, as well as two poetry chapbooks, Apostrophe and After Bird, which won the Grey Book Press Chapbook Competition. She was the recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant for her poetry.

Wednesday, June 7
Charlotte Gordon: Gordon’s newest book is Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley. Earlier works include Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Life of America’s First Poet — a Massachusetts Honor book for nonfiction. She has also published two collections of poetry Two Girls on a Raft and When the Grateful Dead Came to St. Louis. She is an Associate Professor of English at Endicott College.
Enzo Surin: Surin is a Haitian-born poet, educator, publisher and social advocate. He is the author of the collection A Letter of Resignation, and the chapbook, Higher Ground, which was nominated for the Massachusetts Book Award. Surin, a Pushcart nominee, was also recognized as the 2015 PEN New England Celebrated New Voice in Poetry and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. He is Associate Professor of English at Bunker Hill Community College and is founding editor and publisher at Central Square Press.

Thursday, June 8
Salem Poetry Seminar Alumni Reading
The Seminar has a devoted group of alumni who return to share their talents. Alumni have gone on to publish over 15 books of poetry and to edit several national magazines. This year’s reading features writers such as Joey Gould, Lisa Mangini, and Teisha Twomey.

Friday, June 9
Richard Hoffman: Hoffman is author of two memoirs, Half the House: a Memoir, and Love & Fury, and four poetry collections, including the just-released Noon Into Night. Hoffman’s previous poetry collection, Gold Star Road, was the winner of the 2006 Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the 2008 Sheila Motton Award from the New England Poetry Club. A fiction writer as well, his Interference & Other Stories was published in 2009. He is Senior Writer in Residence at Emerson College.

Salem Poetry Seminar Public Readings

Salem State University and the Salem Athenaeum present a series of public poetry readings as part of the week-long Salem Poetry Seminar for students at Massachusetts public colleges and universities. All readings are free and open to the public, and will be held at the Salem Athenaeum at 337 Essex Street. See complete schedule of readers below:

Tuesday, June 6

Kevin Carey: Salem State Professor Carey’s latest book of poetry is Jesus was a Homeboy. Poems from that collection were read on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. With Mark Hillringhouse, Carey recently released the documentary Unburying Malcolm Miller about the life of the eccentric Salem poet.
Jennifer Martelli: Marblehead resident Jennifer Martelli is the author of the collection, The Uncanny Valley, as well as two poetry chapbooks, Apostrophe and After Bird, which won the Grey Book Press Chapbook Competition. She was the recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant for her poetry.

Wednesday, June 7
Charlotte Gordon: Gordon’s newest book is Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley. Earlier works include Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Life of America’s First Poet — a Massachusetts Honor book for nonfiction. She has also published two collections of poetry Two Girls on a Raft and When the Grateful Dead Came to St. Louis. She is an Associate Professor of English at Endicott College.
Enzo Surin: Surin is a Haitian-born poet, educator, publisher and social advocate. He is the author of the collection A Letter of Resignation, and the chapbook, Higher Ground, which was nominated for the Massachusetts Book Award. Surin, a Pushcart nominee, was also recognized as the 2015 PEN New England Celebrated New Voice in Poetry and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. He is Associate Professor of English at Bunker Hill Community College and is founding editor and publisher at Central Square Press.

Thursday, June 8
Salem Poetry Seminar Alumni Reading
The Seminar has a devoted group of alumni who return to share their talents. Alumni have gone on to publish over 15 books of poetry and to edit several national magazines. This year’s reading features writers such as Joey Gould, Lisa Mangini, and Teisha Twomey.

Friday, June 9
Richard Hoffman: Hoffman is author of two memoirs, Half the House: a Memoir, and Love & Fury, and four poetry collections, including the just-released Noon Into Night. Hoffman’s previous poetry collection, Gold Star Road, was the winner of the 2006 Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the 2008 Sheila Motton Award from the New England Poetry Club. A fiction writer as well, his Interference & Other Stories was published in 2009. He is Senior Writer in Residence at Emerson College.

Salem Poetry Seminar Public Readings

Salem State University and the Salem Athenaeum present a series of public poetry readings as part of the week-long Salem Poetry Seminar for students at Massachusetts public colleges and universities. All readings are free and open to the public, and will be held at the Salem Athenaeum at 337 Essex Street. See complete schedule of readers below:

Tuesday, June 6

Kevin Carey: Salem State Professor Carey’s latest book of poetry is Jesus was a Homeboy. Poems from that collection were read on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. With Mark Hillringhouse, Carey recently released the documentary Unburying Malcolm Miller about the life of the eccentric Salem poet.
Jennifer Martelli: Marblehead resident Jennifer Martelli is the author of the collection, The Uncanny Valley, as well as two poetry chapbooks, Apostrophe and After Bird, which won the Grey Book Press Chapbook Competition. She was the recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant for her poetry.

Wednesday, June 7
Charlotte Gordon: Gordon’s newest book is Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley. Earlier works include Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Life of America’s First Poet — a Massachusetts Honor book for nonfiction. She has also published two collections of poetry Two Girls on a Raft and When the Grateful Dead Came to St. Louis. She is an Associate Professor of English at Endicott College.
Enzo Surin: Surin is a Haitian-born poet, educator, publisher and social advocate. He is the author of the collection A Letter of Resignation, and the chapbook, Higher Ground, which was nominated for the Massachusetts Book Award. Surin, a Pushcart nominee, was also recognized as the 2015 PEN New England Celebrated New Voice in Poetry and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. He is Associate Professor of English at Bunker Hill Community College and is founding editor and publisher at Central Square Press.

Thursday, June 8
Salem Poetry Seminar Alumni Reading
The Seminar has a devoted group of alumni who return to share their talents. Alumni have gone on to publish over 15 books of poetry and to edit several national magazines. This year’s reading features writers such as Joey Gould, Lisa Mangini, and Teisha Twomey.

Friday, June 9
Richard Hoffman: Hoffman is author of two memoirs, Half the House: a Memoir, and Love & Fury, and four poetry collections, including the just-released Noon Into Night. Hoffman’s previous poetry collection, Gold Star Road, was the winner of the 2006 Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the 2008 Sheila Motton Award from the New England Poetry Club. A fiction writer as well, his Interference & Other Stories was published in 2009. He is Senior Writer in Residence at Emerson College.

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