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Taisia Kitaiskaia and Katy Horan - Literary Witches

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 5:00pm
Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers Cover Image
By Taisia Kitaiskaia, Katy Horan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781580056731
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Seal Press - October 10th, 2017

Sunday, October 29 at 5PM

Author and Illustrator
Taisia Kitaiskaia and Katy Horan

speaking & signing
Literary Witches






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.


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. 


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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Thank you for supporting Taisia Kitaiskaia and Katy Horan and your local independent bookstore!