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Author Talk: One of Windsor: The Untold Story of America's First Witch Hanging

Author Talk: One of Windsor: The Untold Story of America's First Witch Hanging

Join us for a captivating lecture by Connecticut author Beth M. Caruso as she discusses the overwhelming factors that led to the beginning of the witch trials in colonial New England. Her well-researched novel, One of Windsor: The Untold Story of America’s First Witch Hanging, is based on the life of Alice “Alse” Young, the first colonial hanging victim. She explores certain events in Windsor, Connecticut that were precursors to Alice’s indictment and death. She also touches upon the stories of some of the other eleven witch trial victims in Connecticut Colony. In her novel, the author uses extensive historical research combined with literary inventions, to bring forth a shocking and passionate narrative theory explaining this tragic and important episode in American history. She will also discuss some of these aspects in her novel. Copies of Beth’s book will be available for purchase and signing. Come and meet the author!


A special thank you to the Friends of the Library for their funding of this program.

Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mary Baldwin Room, Main Level
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