Books and stories about witches and magic rarely fail to cast a spell.
New England’s witch history has inspired countless works of fiction and non-fiction, as well as films and television series like the WGN America’s “Salem,” which broadcasts its season 2 premier this Sunday night, April 5.
by all the hubbub going on around the start of Salem’s 13 episodes of
“Witch Wars,” we at Literary New England decided to host a 5-day
Witch-A-Thon, featuring witch-related book giveaways, author interviews,
reading lists, feature authors and more!
Several times a day
between now and Sunday, we’ll post witchy articles, photos and lots of
other New England witch-inspired content, so check back often!
From now until Sunday, Dec. 7, get a signed copy of #Connecticut Witch Trials: The First Panic in the New World for $20, including free shipping! Published by The History Press this past September, it’s written by Literary New England Radio Show host Cindy Wolfe Boynton. Email cindy at cindywolfeboynton dot com. Thank you and please share!
Author Josh Weil talks about his artwork that appears in his novel The Great Glass Sea, such as this illustration. Hear our conversation with Josh in the Literary New England Radio Show archives. See all his amazing line drawing that appear in The Great Glass Sea by going here. Scroll through — you enjoy them as much as we do!
“I don’t think it’s a writer’s job to make people feel comfortable” – Rachel Urquhart, whose novel The Visionist was chosen as one of O’s must-reads, among other notable honors. Hear Rachel on the August 4 Literary New England Radio Show, along with guests Kimberly Elkins on What Is Visible, Katherine Howe on Conversion and Nadia Hashimi on The Pearl That Broke Its Shell. Save the date!! Listeners will have the chance to win each of these novels. http://tinyurl.com/764oqbm
Leslie Jamison, author of the award-winning essay collection The Empathy Exams, Skyped on Wednesday with students attending the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-sponsored Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) at the Yale School of Medicine. Students read The Empathy Exams as part of the Writing/Communications component of the program, which is led by Literary New England Radio Show host Cindy Wolfe Boynton, who is also a writer and college professor. Currently working on earning a doctorate from Yale, Leslie was featured on the Literary New England Radio Show in June. Listen to her in the show archives by following this link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/literarynewengland/2014/06/10/susan-minot-leslie-jamison-charlaine-harris-jan-elizabeth-watson