We’re hosting a 5-day Witch-a-Thon that starts today!

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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.

Inspired
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!

On Twitter, @LitNewEngland and Literary New England Radio Show host @WriterCindyWB
will also post favorite #witchquotes from #witchbooks and authors who,
like us, are drawn to all things related to witches and Salem … though
as one of our upcoming articles will explain, Salem wasn’t the only New
England village to experience a witch panic. In fact, Salem wasn’t even
the first
.

More to come later. Stay tuned and become part of our
#WitchAThon by spreading the word! If you haven’t got a broom, use
Twitter, Facebook or maybe even send your familiar 🙂

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!

“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

#TheEmpathyExams author Skypes w/SMDEP program undergrads

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