A haunted history of invisible women : true stories of America’s ghosts

Sep 28, 2022 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Rockwell gallery

Open to Salmagundi members
FREE to attend; RSVP required

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About the Event

Village Preservation members at the Sponsor-level and above, and Salmagundi members, are invited for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes, in-person event. Join co-authors Leanna Renee Hieber and Andrea Janes for a paranormal expert storytelling event! Leanna and Andrea – hosts of New York’s ghostly walking tours outfit Boroughs of the Dead –  are co-authors of AHaunted History of Invisible Women: True Stories of America’s Ghosts (on-sale September 27, 2022). A Haunted History of Invisible Women is an offbeat history of female ghosts, the stereotypes, myths, and paranormal tales that swirl around them, what their stories reveal about us, and why they haunt us.

This book talk will be recorded for broadcast to the general public in October. Members get a special, behind-the-scenes invitation and opportunity for live, in-person Q&A with the authors. Members who attend will receive a copy of this newly released book.

Registration Details

To register, please click on the RSVP button above or  send an email to Leeanne G-Bowley, the Director of Programming for Village Preservation, with the subject line: Member Registration for 9/28 Book Talk. It’s super easy–the subject and body of the email is already filled out for you if you click the button!

Once your membership status is confirmed along with available space, you will receive a confirmation. Registration closes 24-hours prior to the event.

Attendance for this event requires pre-registration. Please note that seating is limited and registration will occur on a first-come, first-served basis, and we ask members to limit registration to two seats maximum. One must receive a confirmation to attend this program. Attendance is required to receive a copy of the book.

Book, Invisible Women by Leanna Renee Hieber and Andrea Janes

About the Speakers

Black and white shot of Leanna Renee Hieber looking over a railing

Leanna Renee Hieber (She/Her) is an award-winning author and paranormal history expert. A regular speaker at Sci-Fi / Fantasy conventions, she’s appeared in film and on television, including the shows Mysteries at the Museum and Beyond the Unknown. She’s a three-time Prism Award-winner for her debut novel, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, and a Daphne Du Maurier Award-finalist for Darker Still. After earning a BFA in Theater Performance and a focus study in the Victorian Era, she spent many years in the professional regional theater circuit, skills that serve her well as a speaker and a ghost tour guide for Boroughs of the Dead in New York.

Photo of Andrea Janes outdoors, lit by the sun

Andrea Janes (She/Her) is the Founder and owner of Boroughs of the Dead, New York City’s premier ghost tour company, which has been featured on NPR.org, The New York Times, Jezebel, TODAY, The Huffington Post, Gothamist, The Travel Channel, CondeNast Traveler, Mashable, and more. Andrea is also the author of the YA novel GLAMOUR and several short horror stories, and a fiction horror novel Boroughs of the Dead, (the inspiration for her company).