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(Local) Author Visit: Katherine Kerestman

(Local) Author Visit: Katherine Kerestman

Geneva author, Katherien Kerestman, will join us to talk about her writing career, her books (including the acclaimed "Creepy Cat's Macabre Travels"), and will share details on Halloweens past and present in Salem, MA.  Copies of her book will be available for sale and signing after the presentation.

     Once upon a time, Katherine Kerestman, touting a B.A. in History and English from John Carroll University and an M.A. in English from Case Western Reserve University, had just embarked upon further studies in literature — when a bite of an apple poisoned with pragmatism brought about a career shift which threatened to doom her artistic spirit. Longing to romp in gothic ruins, crumbling castles, and claustrophobic Puritan and Shirley Jackson-esque villages, she began to write down her dreams, and suddenly they became stories. She spent the next year writing her first bookCreepy Cat’s Macabre Travels: Prowling around Haunted Towers, Crumbling Castles, and Ghoulish Graveyard, a nonfiction literary- and historically-oriented travel memoir that placed on the Preliminary Ballot for the 2020 Bram Stoker Awards, in the nonfiction category. Her story, “Markovia,” is forthcoming in S. T. Joshi’s Penumbra No. 2 (August 2021), and her other publications include "Breaking the Shackles of the Great Chain of Being and Liberating Compassion in the Eighteenth Century" for the journal 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era; as well as various movie and book reviews in forums such as Buddy Hollywood (online blog) and Voices (the newsletter for the Dracula Society). Six additional works have been accepted for publication in the near future.

      Katherine is a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America, Mensa, the Horror Writers Association and the Dracula Society, and is wild about Dark Shadows. She can be found frolicking in the cemeteries of Salem most Halloween nights.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm
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