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Hildegard's Wander Theater at Salem Athenaeum
Feb
7
2:00 PM14:00

Hildegard's Wander Theater at Salem Athenaeum

Hildegard's Wander Theater

A Multimedia Presentation
by JoAnne Brasil

Tickets:  $15 non-members, $10 members, students free with ID

 

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Join us for a multimedia presentation exploring the life of the late German-Jewish actress, Hildegard Zander, who will be portrayed by JoAnne Brasil, author of a novel based on her story.

Hildegard Zucker was born in 1908 and grew up in a prominent Jewish family in Dresden. Exposed to the arts as a child by her grandmother, Hildegard fell in love with the theater at an early age. At 17, she took the stage name Hildegard Zander and got her first acting job. In the late 1920s and early 1930s she joined a theater company and traveled from town to town in the Rhineland.

In 1938, fleeing the German Third Reich, Hildegard left Dresden and immigrated to the United States with her husband and child.

Under the destructive power of the Third Reich and the massive Allied firestorms of 1945 Dresden was reduced to ruins and ashes. It now stands as a symbol of the horrors of Western barbarism, of genocide, and war. 

But this is a survivor's tale, a tale of loss but also of hope. Whenever possible it is told in Hildegard's own words. It is a true story of art and love, wandering through time and continuing.

*JoAnne Brasil* is a writier living in Salem. She has worked as a news reporter for the Brattleboro, VT *Reformer*, wrote an astrology column f*or Poets & Writers,* was a letter writer for *Smithsonian*, and hosted *The Practical Philosopher* for WBUR. She has written short stories, novels, and plays, and is currently the publisher of *News in Advance.*

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Salem Literary Festival 2014: Kick-off Party at the Salem Athenaeum
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Salem Literary Festival 2014: Kick-off Party at the Salem Athenaeum

This year’s kick-off party gets things rolling with a wine and cheese reception at the historic Salem Athenaeum . Admission includes a special signature cocktail or glass of wine from the cash bar. In addition to great conversations, you’ll be entertained by The Theater of Words and Music, an interdisciplinary performance of words, music, and the visual arts hosted by Shari Caplan and Casey Roland.

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Salem Writers' Group Open Mic at the Salem Athenaeum
Sep
30
7:30 PM19:30

Salem Writers' Group Open Mic at the Salem Athenaeum

For over a decade, the Salem Writers' Group has nurtured writers on the North Shore. The group, which is open to everyone, meets every other week and welcomes all levels and all genres.  
 
This event will feature two Writers' Group members who have recently published books, Kevin Carey and Jennifer Jean. An open mic period for other members of the Writers' Group will be included as part of the evening. Copies of the new chapbook, Salem Writers' Group: A Literary Anthology, will be available for sale. 

Kevin Carey's most recent book,Beach People, is a collection of lyric prose about life in a tawdry beach town. Carey is also the author of the poetry collection, The One Fifteen to Penn Station, and a filmmaker who recently released All That Lies Between Us, a documentary about the poet Maria Mazziotti Gillan. Learn more at www.kevincareywriter.com

Jennifer Jean's debut poetry collection, The Fool, was released by Big Table Publishing in 2013. Her chapbooks include The Archivist and In the War, as well as the multi-media chapbook, Fishwife. She's also released, with composer Sarah Eide, a collaborative CD called Fishwife Tales, which is comprised of art songs, accompanied recitations, and rock ballads. Learn more at www.fishwifetales.com 

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