“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.

Bestselling Author William Martine Discusses his Gold Rush Research at the Gables

The House of the Seven Gables is pleased to host bestselling novelist and master storyteller William Martin for a talk about his highly anticipated work-in-progress, “Bound for Gold.” Nothing quite embodies the ‘get-rich-quick’ mindset as well as the California Gold Rush, as Martin will demonstrate in his colorful illustrated presentation. His newest historical novel is slated for publication on July 3, 2018. Those attending his presentation at The Gables, the last in this year’s ‘Seven Lectures at Seven Gables’ speaker series, are in for a tantalizing sneak preview.

Martin is author of bestsellers that readers herald as all-time favorites including “Back Bay,” “The Lincoln Letter” and “Harvard Yard,” among others. His works are historical and the seemingly bottomless well of history gives him the layers of detail he uses to build resonance and relevance. “I discover, again and again, that the more things change the more they stay the same,” he says. Timely themes in “Bound for Gold” are foreign workers, taxes and racial animosities.

Martin’s presentation will be held at The House of the Seven Gables Visitor Center, 115 Derby St., Salem, Mass. The lecture is free for members of The Gables and $7 for nonmembers. A selection of William Martin’s best-selling works of historical fiction will be available for sale and signing after his talk.

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.

The Rules of Magic and Practical Magic author, Alice Hoffman, Comes to Marblehead

This year, the popular JBM Author Series schedule is once again filled with highly acclaimed authors.  One event of note will feature, Alice Hoffman, the prolific New York Times bestselling author of over thirty books including The Rules of Magic, a prequel to Practical Magic, which was adapted into a popular film starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman.

The Hoffman event, which is sure to be a hit with fans of her writing and all those interested in the wonder of magic, will take place on Wednesday, October 25th at 7:00 PM at Temple Sinai in Marblehead. Reservations are $20 per person and include a reception.

This event has been generously sponsored by Salem State University and the Rothwell Philanthropic Fund.

Reservations are available at JCCNS.ORG or by calling 781-476-9909.

For more information, please contact JCCNS Adult Program Director, Sara Ewing at 781-476-9913 or sewing@jccns.com.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Jonathan Kruk

On one evening only, join Historic Hudson Valley’s own master storyteller, Jonathan Kruk, as he enchants the audience with Washington Irving’s classic story of the macabre, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Featuring the Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones and Katrina Van Tassel, enhanced with live spooky organ music by Jim Keyes, Kruk’s spellbinding storytelling captivates all audiences!

This is a rare performance held for only the second time in Salem, Mass – this performance is only offered in Sleepy Hollow, New York and should not to be missed! Recommended for ages 5+.

Please arrive promptly at 6:45 pm. No attendees will be admitted once the performance begins at 7:00 pm.

$15 tickets online or $20 at the door

Tickets available at: http://tslpress.com/events/

Edgar Allan Poe Readings

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

Edgar Allan Poe Readings

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

Brunonia Barry Paperback Launch

Celebrate the paperback launch of THE FIFTH PETAL hosted by publisher Broadway Books of the Crown Publishing Group, and meet author Brunonia Barry. Event takes place at 7:00 pm at the Hawthorne Hotel.

“Could a witch hunt happen again in Salem?” This is the question that haunts the people of Salem, Massachusetts, in Brunonia Barry’s spellbinding, masterful suspense novel, THE FIFTH PETAL (Broadway Books; September 26, 2017), a tale of otherworldly powers, ancient myths, and a gruesome triple homicide, now available in paperback. Over a decade after her New York Times bestselling debut novel THE LACE READER became an international sensation, Barry revisits contemporary Salem, where the dark history of the paranormal continues to reverberate in the lives of the Whitney family and their neighbors. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brunonia Barry is the international bestselling author of The Lace Reader, The Map of True Places, and her latest novel: The Fifth Petal. 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 Strand Invitational Fellowship as well as the winner of New England Book Festival’s award for Best Fiction. Her reviews and articles on writing have appeared in the London Times, the Washington Post, and the Huffington Post. Brunonia co-chairs the Salem Athenaeum’s Writers’ Committee. She lives in Salem with her husband Gary Ward and their dog, Angel. Gary and Bru are the organizers of the Salem Literary Festival.

Salem State Series Presents: Justin Torres

Justin Torres’ first novel We the Animals, a national best seller, has been translated into fifteen languages and is currently being adapted into a feature film.  Written in magical language with unforgettable images, We the Animals, is a stunning exploration of the viscerally charged landscape of growing up and how deeply we are formed by our earliest bonds.

Torres has published short fiction in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Granta, Tin House, The Washington Post, Glimmer Train, Flaunt, and other publications, as well as non-fiction pieces in publications like The Guardian and The Advocate.  A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and a Cullman Center Fellow at The New York Public Library.  The National Book Foundation named him one of 2012’s 5 Under 35.  He has been the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Rolón Fellowship in Literature from United States Artists, and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award.

Event is free and open to the public.

Lighthouse Lovers on Bakers Island

Join author and fellow lover of the light, Jeremy D’Entremont on a special excursion out to Bakers Island Light Station, a historic property owned by Essex Heritage. This 3.5 hour special trip includes the boat ride aboard Naumkeag where you’ll get up close photo opportunities of FIVE lighthouses; Derby Wharf, Fort Pickering Light on Winter Island, Hospital Point, Marblehead, and we will disembark for an exclusive tour of the remote Bakers Island Light. If you have a U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport book, you could obtain stamps for each of the five lighthouses as well. Jeremy’s books The Lighthouse Handbook: New England and The Lighthouses of Massachusetts will be available for sale and he will also be signing copies you may already have!

Tickets ($45) may be purchased online in advance.

About Jeremy D’Entremont
Jeremy D’Entremont has been called the leading expert on New England’s historic lighthouses. He is the author or co-author of more than 15 books and hundreds of articles about lighthouses and maritime history. He is the president and historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and the founder and chairman of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses. He has appeared on the History Channel, the Travel Channel, Public Television, and National Public Radio speaking about lighthouses and other subjects, and has given lectures all around New England.

Lighthouse Lovers on Bakers Island

Join author and fellow lover of the light, Jeremy D’Entremont on a special excursion out to Bakers Island Light Station, a historic property owned by Essex Heritage. This 3.5 hour special trip includes the boat ride aboard Naumkeag where you’ll get up close photo opportunities of FIVE lighthouses; Derby Wharf, Fort Pickering Light on Winter Island, Hospital Point, Marblehead, and we will disembark for an exclusive tour of the remote Bakers Island Light. If you have a U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport book, you could obtain stamps for each of the five lighthouses as well. Jeremy’s books The Lighthouse Handbook: New England and The Lighthouses of Massachusetts will be available for sale and he will also be signing copies you may already have!

Tickets ($45) may be purchased online in advance.

About Jeremy D’Entremont
Jeremy D’Entremont has been called the leading expert on New England’s historic lighthouses. He is the author or co-author of more than 15 books and hundreds of articles about lighthouses and maritime history. He is the president and historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and the founder and chairman of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses. He has appeared on the History Channel, the Travel Channel, Public Television, and National Public Radio speaking about lighthouses and other subjects, and has given lectures all around New England.

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