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Witches, Pop Culture, and the Past - October 15th @ 7PM

Robin deRosa
Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 8:00pm

The Amherst Town Library is offering an exciting Halloween Special presentation for adults, "Witches, Pop Culture, and the Past,” on Tuesday, October 15 at 7 p.m. in the Johnson Meeting Room of the Library. In 1692, nineteen people were executed in Salem and hundreds imprisoned during a witch hunt we still discuss today. In some venues in Salem, MA, one can still hear the echoes of the cries of raucous spectators, “Hang her!” they shout. Presenter Robin DeRosa, Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Plymouth State University, explains that when Salem tells its witch stories, history, tourism, and performance collide, and “truth”, both moral and macabre, vies with spooky thrills for its authentic place in history.

This presentation is free and open to the public. However, registration is REQUIRED for this program due to space limitations. You can register for this event by calling 673-2288, emailing library@amherstlibrary.org, or by clicking the button below.