One of our most acclaimed contemporary historians presents a fresh, startling new look at the Salem witch trials, the first great American mystery. In The Witches: Salem, 1692, Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff examines the religious, social, and political context of the Massachusetts Bay Colony that doomed year, the only moment when women played the central role in American history. Interviewed by Karen Karbo (Julia Child Rules, and forthcoming In Praise of Difficult Women).
Please note: Attendees must purchase or pick up their festival tickets at the Portland Art Museum box office before entering the First Congregational UCC (buy online now and avoid long lines!). All signings for authors on the Cole Haan Stage will be at the First Congregational UCC. HOWEVER, all book sales will be at the Powell’s festival bookstore at the Portland Art Museum. Therefore, attendees are VERY STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to purchase books they would like signed by authors appearing on the Cole Haan Stage BEFORE entering the First Congregational UCC.