Wed, Nov 09|
All She Wrote Books
Ghost Story Party at All She Wrote Books
All She Wrote Books is thrilled to host an in-person ghost story party with authors Leanna Renee Hieber and Andrea Janes on Wednesday, Nov. 9th at 7:30pm!
Time & Location
Nov 09, 2022, 7:30 PM
All She Wrote Books, 451 Artisan Way, Somerville, MA 02145, USA
About the Event
About the Event
Who says spooky season ends once Halloween is over? Not us! All She Wrote Books is thrilled to host an in-person ghost story party with authors Leanna Renee Hieber and Andrea Janes on Wednesday, Nov. 9th at 7:30pm! They will share some of their favorite female ghost stories and will be signing copies of their debut book: A HAUNTED HISTORY OF INVISIBLE WOMEN: True Stories of America’s Ghosts
About the Book
Spectrality can potentially bestow agency on a woman who was denied it in life, forcing her haunted victims to reckon with her whether they want to or not. While it’s easy to dismiss and belittle a living woman who dares to defy her gendered expectations, it is much harder to silence a ghost: She has remarkable staying power.
A HAUNTED HISTORY OF INVISIBLE WOMEN: True Stories of America’s Ghosts is the first-ever book of its kind, an offbeat history of female ghosts, the stereotypes, myths, and paranormal tales that swirl around them, what their stories reveal about us, and why they haunt us.
Paranormal expert storytellers Leanna Renee Hieber and Andrea Janes have observed that America’s female spirits fall into distinct categories, “a cheeky nod to the way gender is a societally constructed norm.” Archetypes of the Witch, the Bride, the Mother and Wife, the Jezebel, the Fallen Woman, the Fraud, the Maiden, and the Spinster, function as a kind of mediumship to source the deeper meanings in their stories. These specters differ widely in background, class, and circumstance, but one thing unites them: their ability to instill fascination and fear, long after their deaths, their collective stories creating a larger narrative of the changing social roles of women in America.
Signed books can be purchased as part of your ticket for this event, or on-site. If you’re unable to attend, signed copies are available via our website! Masks will be required during this event.
We cannot wait for this celebration with Leanna and Andrea, and we hope you are excited too!
About the Authors
Leanna Renee Hieber is an award-winning author and paranormal history expert. She’s appeared on film and television on shows including “Mysteries at the Museum” and “Beyond the Unknown.” She’s a three-time Prism Award-winner for her debut novel, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, and a Daphne Du Maurier Award-finalist for Darker Still. After earning a BFA in Theatre Performance and a focus study in the Victorian Era, she spent many years in the professional regional theatre circuit, skills that serve her well as a speaker and a ghost tour guide for Boroughs of the Dead in New York. Leanna lives in New York, NY and can be found online at: LeannaReneeHieber.com
Andrea Janes is the Founder and owner of Boroughs of the Dead, New York City's premier ghost tour company, which has been featured on NPR.org, The New York Times, Jezebel, TODAY, The Huffington Post, Gothamist, The Travel Channel, CondeNast Traveler, Mashable, and more. Andrea is also the author of the YA novel GLAMOUR and several short horror stories, and a fiction horror novel Boroughs of the Dead, (the inspiration for her company). Visit boroughsofthedead.com.
- Ticket type
General Admission Ticket
This ticket is admission into our ghost story party only. It does not include the purchase of a signed copy of the book.Price$0.00Sale ended
- Ticket type
Ticket + Signed Book
This ticket includes your admission into our ghost story party, but a signed copy of Leanna and Andrea's book. In-store pickup only.Price$19.00Sale ended