The Folger continues its Virtual Book Club on October 7, 2021 with Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch by Rivka Galchen. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to witchcraft and astronomy in the early modern period.
LISTEN to related episodes of the Shakespeare Unlimited podcast
- Episode 43: Shakespeare and Magic
- Episode 117: Deborah Harkness/’A Discovery of Witches’
- Episode 158: Shakespeare, Science, and Art
EXPLORE collection items related to witchcraft
- Companion to the I Put a Spell on You poetry reading, October 2019
- The Discouerie of Witchcraft in the Vaults
- Collection Connections: I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem
- A manual for witch-hunters
LEARN about astronomy and astrology
- From comet tales to bear tails
- Hating on star-gazing: Early modern astrology and its critics
- Black Monday: the Great Solar Eclipse of 1652
REVISIT past Book Club picks that include elements of witchcraft
Words, Words, Words discusses Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch on Thursday, October 7. Registration is available through our website. We hope you make a plan to join us!
We would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support of this program:
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