Famous First Lines

“Halfway down a by-street of one of our New England towns stands a rusty wooden house, with seven acutely peaked gables, facing towards various points…

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Book Signing with Laura Tempest Zakroff

Visit the Cauldron Black for a special book signing event with Laura Tempest Zakroff! About the Author: Laura Tempest Zakroff is a professional artist, author,…

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Writers Series: Sean Thomas Dougherty

Sean Thomas Dougherty was born in New York City and grew up in Brooklyn; Ohio; and New Hampshire. Dorianne Laux has called him “the gypsy punk…

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Meet Nathaniel Hawthorne

Actor and educator Paul Riopelle has crafted a stirring portrayal of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s life and legacy through his literary works. This unique, 50-minute performance is…

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Salem Literary Festival

Now presented by the Salem Athenaeum, the Salem Literary Festival was founded by Beth Simpson in 2008 as an extension of the events she created for the…

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Wordcraft – Writing Your Magic

Whenever and wherever you are, word magic is with you. During times of chaos or pain, or when you need a cosmic boost, writing can…

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Literary Salem

Salem is an inspiring town! Perhaps there is something in the water or maybe it’s Salem’s turbulent history. Whatever it is, Salem has inspired many…

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Book Talk, Book Walk with Salem Historical Tours

Salem is the home of the world-renowned American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne, whose novels and short stories are still read throughout the world today like The…

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The Bard Brigade: Interactive Poetry Workshop

Come take part in this interactive family workshop where you can write your own lines for the actors to perform for the audience.

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Hawthorne 101 and Photo Hunt

Confused by some of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s verbose vocab? The Witch City Writers will give you a download of the language of 1851 by looking at passages from The…

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“The Scarlet Letter” Reading at Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Not since high school English class have so many people been so excited to read The Scarlet Letter together. Salem Maritime National Historic Site will…

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Interactions Between Poetry and Painting: Alfred, Lord Tennyson

In this three-lecture series at the Salem Athenaeum, Dr. Sue Weaver Schopf will explore questions that have often been asked in studies of the sister…

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Live Entertainment at CinemaSalem gets [Expletive]

Sh*tfaced Shakespeare at CinemaSalem. Photo Credit: Creative Salem I laughed so hard I cried. Seriously. That was my mantra for days after seeing “Sh*tfaced Shakespeare”…

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“Mortified” joins the Mass Poetry Festival

Would you stand up in a crowded room and read allowed, into a microphone presumably, from your adolescent journal?  That is what people will be…

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