Andersen Library’s Haunted Book Panel
October 26, 2011, 6:00-7:00pm
Andersen Library Main Floor
Ever wonder about rumors of a haunted book kept under lock and key at the Andersen Library? Want to know more and hear from experts from the community and campus about these stories? Andersen Library is hosting a Haunted Book Panel discussion, come find out the truths behind the myths…
- Linda Godfrey: Author of “The Beast of Bray Road”, “Haunted Wisconsin”, and many more tales of the paranormal, Godfrey will talk about Whitewater’s haunted history, including the Pratt Institute, witch’s triangle, the Poison Widow, the legend of the ‘Haunted book,’ and more.
- Karen Weston: Andersen Library’s archivist of 17 years, Weston will talk about strange campus happenings, including the “Haunted Book.”
- Deborah Fratz: UW-W Languages & Literatures professor, Fratz will discuss how institutions such as churches & libraries cultivate legends, the attraction of forbidden knowledge, and the fetishizing of a “haunted” object.
- Sam Martino: UW-W Communications professor, Martino will share his knowledge of the “Haunted Book” – gained through the research of his students throughout the years.
- Communications professor Jim Mead will moderate the event.
Refreshments will be provided.
If you have a disability and desire accommodations, please advise us as early as possible. Requests are confidential. Contact Rebecca Jones.