“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.

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.

Images of America Book Launch at the House of the Seven Gables

Join us for the book launch event and celebration of the publication of Images of America: The House of the Seven Gables. The authors, Ryan Conary, David Moffat, and Everett Philbrook will share some of the highlights of their work in a short lecture. After the lecture, there will be a book signing, reception, and champagne toast in honor of the upcoming 350th anniversary of The House of the Seven Gables.

All proceeds from the sale of this book benefit The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association.

This event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is appreciated. (Click here to RSVP online). Questions? Email groups@7gables.org, or call 978-744-0991 ext. 152.

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.

“Entombed in Verse” Release & Live Readings at the Witch House

FunDead Publications is pleased to be releasing their very first poetry anthology, Entombed in Verse: An Epitaph for Salem. This beautiful collection of poems revolving around the subject of Salem history, myth, and legend, features pieces by over 30 writers, roughly half of which are local to MA! The Witch House partners with FunDead to host the event, which will include live readings of some of the poems featured in the collection. A limited number of copies of this amazing collection will be available for purchase at this event, come and grab one and get it signed while many of the writers are in one location! You can ensure your copy is waiting for you by pre-ordering online.

Readers will include:
Amber Newberry, Laurie Moran, Nancy Brewka-Clark, Cindy Veach, Philip Storey, Heather Wagner, J. H. Crone, Ariella Ruth, R.C. Mulhare, Hannah Jane Bones, Cynthia Morrison, Erin Crocker … and more!

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