Tag Archives: Halloween

Vancouver Island University Book Reading & Launch

Hi everyone, Here’s the poster for my reading at Vancouver Island University on October 27th at 5:30 pm. That’s the Friday of the Halloween weekend. The Arbutus Room is above the cafeteria in building 300 (campus map). For those of … Continue reading

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October 23rd Reading at Bolen Books in Victoria

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Unhallowed Sport

While doing some research for the museum, I came across this gem from the November 1, 1894 edition of the Nanaimo Free Press. As far as I know, this may be the earliest mention of the word Halloween in the paper: The youthful … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Samhain

Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland was published in 1887. In it, Lady Wilde provides a snapshot into the minds of the Irish peasantry of the time. She does so by interviewing the elders of a dying faith … Continue reading

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The Bat in Celtic Folklore

In the land of the Celts – from lonely moors to haunted castles –the bat has long been associated with witches, ghosts, and other tragic beings of the night…   In the 1949 Encyclopedia of Superstitions by Edwin and Mona Radford … Continue reading

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