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Pam Grossman / Waking the Witch

October 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

The Bindery hosts a special late afternoon event in conjunction with the Modern Witches Confluence, presenting Pam Grossman for her new book Waking the Witch. Please join us!

Please note: This is a ticketed event. Seats are limited, and advance tickets are highly recommended. Tickets can be purchased here. Unless otherwise noted here tickets will be available at the door.

Witches have been with us for centuries and have a long history of being associated with evil and diabolism. But beginning in the 19th century, the archetype of the witch got reclaimed and reframed as an agent of positive – if subversive – transformation. This illustrated talk will excavate and celebrate the evolution of this magical, feminist icon. Touching on historical events, pop occulture in film and television, and her own personal story, author and podcast host Pam Grossman will trace how the witch went from hideous hag to Hermione, and discuss the ways in which witches continue to reflect our fears and fantasies about feminine power today.

author photo for Pam GrossmanPam Grossman is the creator and host of The Witch Wave podcast and the author of Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power(Gallery Books) and What Is A Witch (Tin Can Forest Press). Her writing has appeared in such outlets as the New York Times, TIME.com, Sabat MagazineHuffPost, and her occulture blog, Phantasmaphile. She is co-founder of the Occult Humanities Conference at NYU, and her art exhibitions and magical projects have been featured in such publications as Artforum, Art in America, and the New Yorker. You can find her at PamGrossman.com and @Phantasmaphile.

Please note: this event will be held at The Bindery, 1727 Haight.

The Bindery bar opens with the store at 2pm. Event starts at 5pm.

Facebook RSVP appreciated but not required.

As with all of our events, seating may be limited; you can guarantee a seat by pre-purchasing the book below — when checking out, just be sure to include a note that you’d like to attend the event. If you cannot attend the event but would like to request a signed copy of Waking the Witch, order below and put your request in the comments field. To request signed copies of any of Pam’s other books, follow the same instructions here.


October 19, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
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