For three days, this annual family friendly art festival transforms downtown Salem into an opportunity for the arts community to showcase their talents. The popular free event will feature over 80 artists and performers, and includes a variety of art, music, dance, and theatre performances. The family-friendly festival also includes art-making for all ages, artisan vendors selling their creations, and a temporary public art installation.
Peabody Essex Museum invites families to join them in a celebration of Poetry and all things poetic! Words and artworks intermingle as PEM welcomes the fifth annual Massachusetts Poetry Festival. The event brings together poets and poetry lovers of all ages for a rich array of offerings including readings, interactive art, music and performances.
Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation contest that celebrates the power of the spoken word and a mastery of public speaking skills while cultivating self-confidence and an appreciation of students’ literary heritage as they take poetry from the page to the stage. Poetry Out Loud has inspired hundreds of thousands of high school students to discover and appreciate both classic and contemporary poetry.
Amesbury Public Library invites teens to their Summer Fan Fiction workshop series! What is fanfiction? Fanfiction refers to stories produced by fans based on plot lines and characters from either a single source text or multiple sources; these fan-created narratives often take the pre-existing storyworld in a new, sometimes bizarre, direction. While the activities of fans may take many forms, writing stories deriving from one or more source texts has long been the most popular way of showing their passion for a particular fictional universe. For 7th-12th grade.
Wednesday, July 17
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