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Taisia Kitaiskaia and Katy Horan - Literary Witches
Sunday, October 29 at 5PM
Author and Illustrator
Taisia Kitaiskaia and Katy Horan
speaking & signing
Join writer Taisia Kitaiskaia and illustrator Katy Horan at BookPeople to celebrate the magical powers of female authors from Octavia Butler to Agatha Christie, Sylvia Plath to Audre Lorde. Taisia and Katy will share passages and images from their new book, Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers. There will be free tarot card readings, wine, and candy. Wear your Halloween costume (witch and favorite writer costumes encouraged!) for a chance to win a copy of the book.
ABOUT LITERARY WITCHES
Celebrate the witchiest women writers with beautiful illustrations and imaginative vignettes.
Literary Witches draws a connection between witches and visionary writers: both are figures of formidable creativity, empowerment, and general badassery. Through poetic portraits, Taisia Kitaiskaia and Katy Horan honor the witchy qualities of well-known and obscure authors alike, including Virginia Woolf, Mira Bai, Toni Morrison, Emily Dickinson, Octavia E. Butler, Sandra Cisneros, and many more.
Perfect for both book lovers and coven members, Literary Witches is a treasure and a source of inspiration. Kitaiskaia and Horan bring fresh insights on your most beloved authors, suggest enchanting new writers, and invite you to rediscover the magic of literature.
ABOUT TAISIA KITAISKAIA AND KATY HORAN
Taisia Kitaiskaia is the author of Ask Baba Yaga: Otherworldly Advice for Everyday Troubles, based on her column voiced by a Slavic witch in The Hairpin. She holds an MFA from the James A. Michener Center for Writers and has published poetry in journals such as Crazyhorse, Guernica, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, and The Fairy Tale Review.
Katy Horan channels the Witch archetype through her drawings and paintings of Appalachian granny witches, full moon ceremonies, and strange folk magic. Her work has been shown in galleries throughout North America and featured in anthologies such as Beasts! (Fantagraphics), The Exquisite Book (Chronicle), and Dark Inspiration (Victionary).
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