Salem State University Professor Kristine Doll, PhD Receives Homer European Medal of Poetry and Art

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SALEM, MA- Salem State University Professor Kristine Doll was awarded the Homer European Medal of Poetry and Art at the Yale Club in New York City on Friday, May 17. Established in Brussels, Belgium in 2016 the Homer European Medal is a juried award celebrating artistry and literature for which Doll was awarded the Chamber of Medal. [….]

Salem State Hosts Poetry Seminar: Public Readings June 4-8

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SALEM, MA –   Salem State University and the Salem Athenaeum announce the eighth Salem Poetry Seminar, a week-long event for students at public colleges and universities in Massachusetts. The Seminar gives thirteen students, selected from throughout the commonwealth, the opportunity to study poetry writing intensively with noted teachers and authors Charlotte Gordon, J.D. Scrimgeour, [….]

Ragtime at SSU – Reflecting Our Struggles 100 Years Later

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Images by Benjamin Rose Photography When: April 18, 19, and 20 @ 7:30 pmPrelude Conversation to be held on April 18th @ 6:30 in the Sophia Gordon Center. Click here to buy tickets. Ragtime at Salem State University’s Center for the Arts opened this past weekend to local critical acclaim, and the department is gearing [….]

Coming up at Salem State Center for Performing Arts

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THE ARTS at SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY Art Discover Danvers Roundtable. April 18. 7 pm.Danvers Historical Society. 13 Page St. Danvers, MA. Students in Salem State’s ART 236 class share their research on everyday objects in the Danvers Historical Society collection and what they reveal about local history and American society, past and present. Sponsored by [….]

A Month of Women’s Events at Salem State University

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It’s a great month for women’s events at Salem State University Center for the Arts. Crossing many mediums and focuses, these events demonstrate the broader conversations happening in the community and provide an inclusive opportunity for people to learn more about these conversations. From theatre to musical performance to poetry, these events just can’t be [….]

The Stand or Sal is Dead – an SSU Talent Infused New Work Takes on Newburyport

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Award-winning Dance Duo The Wondertwins perform at SSU

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What: The Wondertwins present To Hip-Hop, With Love When:  Saturday, January 27, 7:30 pm Where: Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts Tickets: $20 general/$15 seniors and non-SSU students 18 and up/under 18 free Additional information: salemstate.edu/arts or 978.542.6365 SALEM, MA – Boston natives Billy and Bobby McClain, The Wondertwins, present To Hip-Hop, With Love at Salem State University’s Sophia Gordon Center on Saturday, January 27 at 7:30 [….]

Salem State Hosts Week of Events to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Greed. Lies. Revenge. And love. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s iconic American novel, “The House of the Seven Gables,” has it all. It took 167 years but the wait is worth it. Playwright JF Dacey has adapted the book for stage and North Shore audiences are in for a treat. Three dramatically staged readings are scheduled in mid-January and those interested are advised to reserve their seats now.

An evening of dance with faculty and friends at Salem State University

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SALEM, MA – Salem State dance faculty Meghan McLyman, Betsy Miller and James Morrow present and perform an evening of original choreography on Saturday, September 16 in the Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts. They are joined by guest artists, the Caitlin Corbett Dance Company and Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion. This concert is a “Salem Night at the Sophia”, with free admission for residents of Salem.

John legend speaks at Salem State University

Salem Scene – John Legend at Salem State University

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via SSU John Legend is a multi-award winning singer-songwriter whose work has garnered him 19 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, A Golden Globe Award, and a BET Award for Best New Artist, among others. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Legend recently won his first Golden Globe Award, a Grammy award, and a Critic’s [….]

THE WRITE SPACE Timothy Quigley

The Write Space: Timothy Quigley

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The Write Space: Timothy Quigley The Write Space is a monthly Q&A series from Creative Salem covering a local writer and a Salem space s/he associates with writing. Questions? Contact susanna.baird@gmail.com. Give us your best writerly bio. Timothy Quigley’s award-winning stories have appeared in the Chariton Review, Line Zero Journal of Art and Literature, La [….]

Salem Scene – Salem Award Foundation 25th Anniversary Kick Off

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What: Salem Award Foundation 25th Anniversary Kick Off The mission of the Foundation is to recognize, honor and perpetuate the commitment to social justice and human rights of an individual and/or organization whose work is proven to have alleviated discrimination and promoted tolerance of any kind. Learn More.. Where: Opus, Salem MA. Salem Scene – Salem [….]