Witches Brew Book Club

Artwork by Patricia Eubank

WHAT: A free short-term book club reading books about witches while enjoying a soup (witch’s brew) luncheon

WHEN: 1st & 3rd Monday, Sept-Dec., Noon-1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry, 416 E. Main, Locust Grove OK

WHO: Any interested teens and adults—Space is limited to 15 people so register now!

WHY: This book club accompanies the new ROMP exhibit opening October 21, Her Kind: The Witch in History, Popular Culture and Poetry. We will discuss a variety of books in different genres for various ages. All books are appropriate for teenagers and up.

Our goal is to explore the symbolism, meaning and history of witches as they have appeared in our public discourse, institutions, folklore, film and TV history, and literature. ROMP Director Shaun Perkins, former high school teacher and college professor, will facilitate each discussion.

HOW: Come by the museum, Thu-Sat, 10:00-5:00 to reserve a spot in the club. Registration must be in person. You can check out the books for free, and they will need to be returned at the end of each meeting. The lunch is also free. We are not able to adapt the menu for special needs. You may bring your own lunch if you like.

Dates & Books:

Sept. 4          The Witches, by Roald Dahl

Sept. 18        Witches, Midwives and Nurses: A History of Women Healers by Barbara Ehrenreich/Deirdre
Oct. 2           The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

Oct. 16         Her Kind: The Witch in History, Popular Culture and Poetry by Shaun Perkins/Alysha Little

Nov. 6          Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

Nov. 20         Kiki’s Delivery Service by Eiko Kadono

Dec. 4          The Widow’s Broom by Chris Van Ellsburg & Piggie Pie by Margie Palatini

Dec. 18         A Hornbook for Witches by Leah Bodine Drake

Email reminders about each club meeting will be sent so it is helpful to have a working email address that you check regularly. You do not have to come to each meeting, but please only check out a book if you know you can come to that meeting.

Questions: Email ROMPoetry@gmail.com or call 918-479-7667.