The posts on this page are from a variety of Salem blogs and the views expressed are those of the individual blog author.

June 23rd, 2021

Summer in Salem, Massachusetts – Day Trip Itinerary

April 9th, 2021

The Massachusetts Poetry Festival Returns May 13-16, 2021

August 8th, 2018

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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May 4th, 2016

Live Entertainment at CinemaSalem gets [Expletive]

November 12th, 2015

Salem Literary Festival, a Writer’s Resource

You don’t write because you want to say something… you write because you have something to say —F. Scott Fitzgerald So many, many people have had such a great deal to “say” over the years that a regular gathering of writers and readers was inevitable to share and discuss those thoughts put to words. These […]

November 12th, 2015

Salem Literary Festival, a Writer’s Resource

You don’t write because you want to say something… you write because you have something to say —F. Scott Fitzgerald So many, many people have had such a great deal to “say” over the years that a regular gathering of writers and readers was inevitable to share and discuss those thoughts put to words. These […]

September 8th, 2014

Mr. Poe Comes to Salem

While Nathaniel Hawthorne’s writings were well known to be tied to Salem, literary contemporary Edgar Allan Poe also had a connection. It appears that “A Tell-Tale Heart” might have been based on the grisly murder of Capt. Joseph White in 1830 Salem. And in the midst of our Haunted Halloween Happenings next month there will […]

September 19th, 2009

Sophia 200!

This evening I had the pleasure of attending the surprise 200th birthday celebration for artist, journalist, and travel writer Sophia Peabody Hawthorne. Most of us know Sophia as the wife of novelist Nathaniel – and it does seem she deserves great cre…

August 31st, 2009

Sophia 200!

Sophia Peabody Hawthorne, who is one of Salem’s most beloved native daughters, turns 200 on September 21, 2009. We are celebrating this birthday in Salem with parties, lectures, walks and talks that discuss both Sophia’s remarkable, talented life and…

August 28th, 2009

The Lace Reader in paperback!

In celebration of the recent release of The Lace Reader in paperback, The Salem Inn and the Hawthorne Hotel are both doing “pillow drops” of copies of the book this weekend!This means lucky guests of the Inn and the Hotel will have a present on their p…