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Valentine’s Day Bilingual Storytime with Mamas Unidas and Salem Lit Fest

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“Join us for a special Valentine’s Day Storytime with Mamas Unidas and Salem Lit Fest! This heartwarming event will take place on Saturday, February 10, at 10:30 a.m. at Roseadela’s, located at 7 Church Street Salem, in the Witch City Mall. “¡Únase a nosotros para un especial Hora de Cuentos de San Valentín con Mamas Unidas y Salem Lit Fest! …

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Salem Literary Festival 2023: September 5-10

The Salem Athenaeum is pleased to announce the fourteenth Salem Literary Festival (aka Salem Lit Fest), happening September 5-10. Most of this year’s festival will be held in person in locations around Salem, with a few sessions only offered online. The Lit Fest features more than 40 notable writers from across genres sharing their stories and writing advice with each …

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Looking Ahead: Highlights of the 12th Salem Literary Festival

Related reading: “Your Weekend is Booked with Salem Lit Fest 2021” The twelfth Salem Literary Festival (aka Salem Lit Fest) will be presented September 9-12, 2021. Having hosted a very successful virtual festival in 2020, we’ll be delivering most sessions online in 2021, with our Children’s program presented in person at the Peabody Essex Museum on September 11. Featuring four …

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Live Stream – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Reading

As part of the continued efforts to provide local artists with a platform to share their talents and raise some money in these challenging times we are very happy to introduce this series of live videos that have been running on our Facebook page.  Part English class, part dramatic reading, part reflection. In our time together we will delve chapter by …

A Celebration of Books and Authors at The 2019 Salem Literary Festival

The Salem Literary Festival is returning to Salem this weekend for a celebration of literature and the writers who created it. Events will take place at the Salem Athenaeum and the Cellar at Hotel Salem starting on Friday evening and going through Sunday Now presented by the Salem Athenaeum, the Salem Lit Fest aims to inspire and promote literacy and …