The Writers’ Corner – Word Up Next

 

Word Up Next

Word Up Next is a listing of writers’ events in Salem and nearby towns. Want to add something to the calendar? Email [email protected]

 

Tuesday, May 23, 7-9 p.m.

Incessant Pipe Poetry Salon, Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St.

The Incessant Pipe Poetry Salon meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month 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.

Tuesday, May 30, 8:40-11:30 a.m.

Writers’ Open Studio, Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St.

The Athenaeum opens exclusively for writers to work in a serene environment. Bring your laptop or pen and paper and leave the distractions at the door.

Saturday, June 3, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)

NoBo Puppet Slam, Larcom Theatre, 13 Wallis St., Beverly

An informal evening of short form puppetry, music, poetry and occasionally bawdy performance or perhaps costumed people playing. 18+. $10, $12, $15. To buy tickets, visit www.thelarcom.org/nobopuppetslam.

Monday, June 5, 7-10 p.m.

Blue Room Sessions Open Mic Featuring Walnut Da Lyrical Genius, White Rose Coffeehouse, 56 Central Square, Lynn

Walnut is a poet, hip-hop artist, actor , and community activist. Followed by open mic, signup starts at 7. Spoken word and acoustic performers welcomed.

Tuesday, June 6, 8:40-11:30 a.m.

Writers’ Open Studio, Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St.

The Athenaeum opens exclusively for writers to work in a serene environment. Bring your laptop or pen and paper and leave the distractions at the door.

Tuesday, June 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Salem Writers’ Group, Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St.

All are welcome to bring work-in-progress to share with the group for feedback. The group is facilitated by J.D. Scrimgeour, professor of English, Salem State University.

Wednesday, June 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Witch City Writers Group Workshop, Beverly Historical Society, 117 Cabot Street, Beverly

This workshop is full, but to join the waitlist or learn more about future workshops, visit www.meetup.com/Witch-City-Writers-Group

 

Wednesday, June 7, 8-11 p.m.

Mercy Outloud Poetry Open Mic Featuring M.P. Carver, Mercy Tavern, 148 Derby St., Salem

Salem poet M.P. Carver is poetry editor of Soundings East, an editor at YesNo Press, and runs the Small Press Fair at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. Open mic will follow.

Thursday, June 8, 7-8 p.m.

Author Talk: Kate C. Larson, South Branch, Peabody Institute Library, 78 Lynn St., Peabody

Rosemary Kennedy, eldest daughter of Rose and Joe Kennedy, sister to JFK and RFK, had intellectual disabilities that were kept as a heavily-guarded family secret throughout much of her life. In Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter, Massachusetts author Kate C. Larson digs into Rosemary Kennedy’s history to shed light on the least known of the Kennedy children.

Monday, June 12, 7-8 p.m.

Author Talk: Stephen Kurkjian, Sutton Room, Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody

Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe reporter Stephen Kurkjian discusses Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World’s Greatest Art Heist, an account of the 1990 theft from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Tuesday, June 13, 8:40-11:30 a.m.

Writers’ Open Studio, Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St.

The Athenaeum opens exclusively for writers to work in a serene environment. Bring your laptop or pen and paper and leave the distractions at the door.

Tuesday, June 13, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Morning Coffee Book Launch: Julia Glass, Spirit of ’76 Bookstore, 107 Pleasant St., Marblehead

Marblehead writer Julia Glass signs copies of her fifth book, A House Among the Trees, the story of an unusual bond between a world-famous writer and his assistant—a richly plotted novel of friendship and love, artistic ambition, the perils of celebrity, and the power of an unexpected legacy.

Saturday, June 17, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Salem Lit Fest, Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St.

Join for an exciting day of literary adventures for adults and youth, with award-winning and best-selling writers, lunch with the authors, and more. For full schedule visit salemlitfest.org.

Saturday, June 17, 12:30-2 p.m.

Book Signing with Izy Hossack & The Savvy Cook, Cabot Street Books, 272 Cabot St., Beverly

Izy Hossack’s The Savvy Cook is the perfect cookbook for the newly graduated, with its budget concious, often vegan or gluten-free recipes.

Sunday, June 18, 2-4 p.m.

Poetry Salon with Claire Keyes: John Ronan, Abbot Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead

Gloucester poet, playwright, movie producer, and journalist John Ronan visits the library. Ronan’s latest collection of poems, Taking the Train of Singularity South from Midtown, was published earlier this year by Backwaters Press.

Tuesday, June 20, 8:40-11:30 a.m.

Writers’ Open Studio, Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St.

The Athenaeum opens exclusively for writers to work in a serene environment. Bring your laptop or pen and paper and leave the distractions at the door.

Tuesday, June 20, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Salem Writers’ Group, Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St.

All are welcome to bring work-in-progress to share with the group for feedback. The group is facilitated by J.D. Scrimgeour, professor of English, Salem State University.

Friday, June 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Salon: The Secret Concentration Camp Diary of Odd Nansen, Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St.

The Secret Concentration Camp Diary of Odd Nansen brilliantly illuminates Norwegian political prisoner Odd Nansen’s daily struggle, not only to survive, but to preserve his sanity and maintain his humanity in a world engulfed by fear and hate. Timothy Boyce, the book’s editor, presents.

Monday, June 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Witch City Writers Group Writing Workshop, Barnett Gallery, Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St., Beverly

Submissions chosen and reviewed in advance. $2. To RSVP visit www.meetup.com/Witch-City-Writers-Group/

Tuesday, June 27, 8:40-11:30 a.m.

Writers’ Open Studio, Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St.

The Athenaeum opens exclusively for writers to work in a serene environment. Bring your laptop or pen and paper and leave the distractions at the door.

Tuesday, June 27, 7-9 p.m.

Incessant Pipe Poetry Salon, Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St.

The Incessant Pipe Poetry Salon meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month 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.

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