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The Endicott College/Ibbetson Street Press Series resumes with poet, author and editor Robert K. Johnson, who is the former poetry editor of the Ibbetson Street literary magazine and a retired professor of English at Suffolk University. The event begins at 4 p.m. in the Life Science Building at Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. All are welcome.
Calling all poets and poetry-lovers: Share or enjoy poems on a culinary theme at tonight's Improbably Places Poetry Tour, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Eurostoves, The Culinary Centre, 45 Enon St., Beverly. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. In addition to the reading, the event includes a cooking demonstration and a cash bar. To participate, send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Colleen Michaels with any questions at 978-921-4242, ext. 1277.
Jacob Remes will give a history lecture of Salem's past tonight from 7:30 to 9 at Salem Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty St., Salem. Remes’ talk, “Life and Labor in the Aftermath of the Great Salem Fire,” draws from his dissertation examining the overlapping responses to the Salem fire of 1914 and the Halifax, N.S., explosion of 1917. Remes is the William Lyon Mackenzie King Research Fellow at Harvard University, where he is studying working-class and labor history with a focus on urban disasters, working-class organizations, and migration. The free talk is co-hosted by Salem Maritime National Historic Site and the Salem State University History Department. Doors open at 7 p.m.