Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Spooky Author Readings - Darryll Walsh and Clary Croft

We have two rather spooky author readings happening this week at the Keshen Goodman Public Library.

Darryll Walsh will be reading from the 10th anniversary edition of Ghosts of Nova Scotia on Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm.

"Explore Nova Scotia's colourful legacy of spooks and spectres in this unique collection of traditional and contemporary tales.

Proclaimed "Canada's ghost hunter" by the Ottawa Citizen, parapsychologist Darryll Walsh is a lecturer in parapsychology at the Nova Scotia Community College. He is also the host of the popular television series Shadow Hunter on the Space Channel. Incorrigibly curious since childhood, he has spent most of his life in pursuit of the mysterious and unknown." - Publisher

Clary Croft will be reading from his new book Witchcraft: tales, beliefs and superstitions from the Maritimes on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 pm.

"In Witchcraft, folklorist Clary Croft explores the many examples of witchcraft identified in the Maritimes and explains their cultural origins-Scottish, Mi'kmaq, Acadian, German, among others. He finds examples of spells, charms, and superstitions involving everything from animal horns and blood to salt and milk.

Croft also traces witchcraft's more official history from the Maritimes' first witch trial in 1684--the trial of Jean Campagna--followed by others throughout the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. A thoroughly researched history of an often-misunderstood practice, Witchcraft is a rich source of Maritime folklore.
" - Publisher

All are Welcome. For further details, please telephone 490-6410.

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