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Gothic Literature and the Supernatural in New England

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Monday, August 29, 6pm, Community Room and Live on Zoom

Otis Library presents a hybrid event offering a celebration of two new books and a chance to learn more about the supernatural in New England.

Faye Ringel, PhD., retired Professor of Humanities at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, is launching her second book on the New England Gothic. Published this year by Anthem, a scholarly press based in the UK, it was written entirely during the pandemic–a particularly appropriate time for the Gothic in literature, film, and life. Dr. Ringel will be speaking via Zoom. Copies of The Gothic Literature and History of New England: Secrets of the Restless Dead will be available for sale in the Community Room.

Horror writer Christa Carmen of Westerly will be present at the Library to speak about her research into Rhode Island’s Gothic history. She is the editor, along with Lauren Elise Daniels, of We Are Providence: Tales of Horror from the Ocean State which makes its debut at this event. Daniels, who grew up in Rhode Island, will be joining the discussion via Zoom from Brisbane, Australia. The new anthology features 20 scary stories by writers who live—or have lived—in Rhode Island. Dr. Ringel wrote the book’s introduction and one of the stories. Many of the authors will be joining the discussion, in person or via Zoom. Copies of this anthology will be available for sale and signing following the program.

This free program will be presented live and over Zoom. Registration is not required. If you would like to attend via Zoom, please sign up on the Otis Library website calendar or call Julie at 860-889-2365, ext. 128.


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