Claire Askew & Alice Tarbuck

The Modern Craft

McNeillie Tent
Thu 29 Sep
15:00 UK

What does it mean to be a witch in the 21st century? Why is the idea of ethical witchcraft so prevalent at the moment? And what can occult practice teach us about the contemporary world and some of the biggest issues of the age, such as environmentalism, consumerism, gender politics and intersectionality? Claire Askew and Alice Tarbuck discuss their fascinating new collection, The Modern Craft, which draws directly on their own experiences of ancient practice and brings together essays from a range of other thinkers, writers and pagan practitioners.

About the Authors

Dr Alice Tarbuck is a writer and academic specialising in witchcraft and environmental humanities. She’s the author of A Spell in the Wild

Dr Claire Askew is the author of four novels and a number of volumes of poetry, including How to Burn a Woman, which features voices from the European witchcraft hysteria. Claire’s accolades include the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, a Jessie Kesson Fellowship and the McIlvanney Debut Prize.

Copies of Claire Askew & Alice Tarbuck's book The Modern Craft are available here.

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