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May 2, 2013

North Shore Entertainment Calendar


KEROUAC SYMPOSIUM: “KEROUAC AND THE BEATS PANEL DISCUSSION.” Friday, May 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Salem State University, Marsh Hall 210, 71 Loring Ave., Salem. Panelists include Gerald Nicosia, Kerouac scholar and author of the critical Kerouac biography “Memory Babe”; Matt Theado, Gardner-Webb University faculty member, beat scholar and author of “The Beats: A Literary Reference”; and Ann Douglas, Parr Professor Emerita of English and comparative literature at Columbia University. Free.

KEROUAC SYMPOSIUM: “PULL MY DAISY” SCREENING FEATURING COMPOSER DAVID AMRAM. Friday, May 3, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Morse Auditorium, Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem. Composer David Amram will discuss his role in Jack Kerouac’s film. Free.

POETRY & CREATIVE WRITING. Tuesday, May 7, 6 to 7 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St., Middleton. Teen and adult writers are invited to share samples of their writing. 978-774-8132.

AUTHOR BOOK TALK. Wednesday, May 8, 7 p.m., Beverly Historical Society, 117 Cabot St. Featuring Quincy S. Abbot on his new book, “From Schoolboy to Soldier: The Correspondence and Journals of Edward Stanley Abbot, 1853­–1863.” Abbot will speak about his ancestor and his extraordinary writings, the process of researching one’s family history and the rewards of doing so. Open to the public. Free/Society members, $5/nonmembers. 978-922-1186.

Get outside

SPRING BIRD WATCHING. Saturday, May 4, 8:30 a.m., meet at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn, 101 Forest Ave., Swampscott. Environmentalist and bird watcher John Benson will lead a short hike through some of Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary’s open spaces. 781-595-8836, ext. 12, or

NATURE TALES: FROGS AND POLLYWOGS. Saturday, May 4, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Ipswich Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. For families with children ages 3 to 6. Read “From Tadpole to Frog” by Wendy Pfeffer, then hike to the vernal pool and learn about the exciting life cycle of a frog. $9 adults, $7 children (member discounts available). Registration required. 978-887-9264.

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