For Books’ Sake are very excited to have two ghoulishly glorious grrrls giving you the full on Hallowe’en treatment!
Rosie Garland has sang in post-punk gothic band The March Violets, toured with the Subversive Stitch exhibition and performed as Rosie Lugosi the Lesbian Vampire Queen and won the Mslexia Novel competition in 2012 for her debut novel The Palace of Curiosities. Her second novel, Vixen, is out on hardback, ebook and audio with paperback coming in February 2015.
Wanda Wyporska received her PhD in researching witches and subsequently published Witchcraft in Early Modern Poland, 1500 – 1800 – A groundbreaking work that looks at the many reasons why individuals used witchcraft, accused each other and admitted to carrying out witchcraft. Wanda is currently writing a trilogy of historical fiction novels loosely based on her research and is eagerly looking for more time to finish them.
Rosie and Wanda will be reading from their respective books and then discussion the demonisation of women in history and historical fiction, followed by a Q&A.
After the readings and discussion there will be Hallowe’en party games open to all. can you pin that broomstick on the witch? Plus the rudimentary opportunity for book signings, selfies and the like!
General Admission £8
On The Door £10
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