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Day two of the @masspoetry festival is under way and the downtown is BUZZING! Don’t forget to check out the poetry carnival at Armory Park! Free for everyone! #salemma #creativesalem #poetry #carnival (at Armory Park, Salem, MA)

Word Up Next

Word Up Next Writers Events – March & April 2017

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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    Monday, March 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Witch City Writers Group Meet up and Write, Atomic Cafe, 268 Cabot St., Beverly Let’s set aside some time to do some writing. [….]

JD Scrimgeour Creative Salem

The Write Space – J.D. Scrimgeour

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The Write Space is a new Q&A series from Creative Salem covering a local writer and a Salem space s/he associates with writing. Taking suggestions for who to cover next at Give us your best writerly bio. J.D. Scrimgeour is Professor of English and Coordinator of Creative Writing at Salem State University. He has [….]

Mass Poetry Highlights Creative Salem

America’s Top Prize-Winning Poets Converge in Salem, MA for the Three-Day Mass Poetry Festival

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The 9th Massachusetts Poetry Festival brings American’s most admired poets from across the country to a celebration of Massachusetts’ lively contemporary poetry scene—Friday, May 5 – Sunday, May 7, 2017 in historic downtown Salem, MA. Throughout the weekend, we spotlight the following highly acclaimed poets: Pulitzer-prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Louise Glück, Guggenheim [….]

POETRY – An excerpt from Entombed in Verse: An Epitaph for Salem by Laurie Moran from the poem “Encircled”

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On the morning of September, 8, 1963, 58-year-old Evelyn Corbin was sexually assaulted and murdered in her Lafayette Street apartment: another victim of the Boston Strangler. Albert Desalvo later confessed to the Strangler murders, and counted Evelyn among his victims, but a Salem police detective believed another man had committed the murder, upon finding some [….]