Witch Week 2016: Wrap-up and Preview

Posted November 6, 2016 by Lory in events / 13 Comments

It’s been another amazing Witch Week here at ECBR! Once again, I’d like to thank the many people who made it possible:

And YOU, for your interest and support. Whether you were an old friend or a new visitor, I’m so glad you could join us.

witch-week-2017-3As usual, I’m already looking forward to next year…and I’ve selected the theme Dreams of Arthur, to focus on the many different ways fantasy and historical fiction writers have engaged with the Arthurian mythos. From Susan Cooper to Elizabeth Wein, T.H. White to Mary Stewart, so many of my formative reading experiences have been spent with these stories. What would you like to read from this genre? Do you have any favorites to recommend? What questions or topics would you be interested in discussing?

I hope you’ll share your feedback about this year, as well as any suggestions for the next, in the comments. Till next Halloween, I wish you a year of magical reading!

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13 responses to “Witch Week 2016: Wrap-up and Preview

  1. What a fantastic theme for next year’s Witch Week, something that used to be right up my street even though I read much less Arthurian-themed fiction these days. I used to edit Pendragon, the Journal of the Pendragon Society — which dealt with all matters Arthurian until we closed in 2009 in our 50th year — and frequently had reason to review Arthurian fiction and non-fiction. I’d be happy to do a guest post if you like!

  2. Thanks for hosting, Lory! It was a wonderful event as always, and I’m delighted that you asked me to be a part of it! I’m going to have to have a think about the Arthurian theme, as that is definitely an area where my reading is lacking. Maybe I’ll reread those Gerald Morris books — The Squire, His Knight, and His Lady, and those ones? I remember them being super charming but it’s been a while since I revisited them.

  3. Thank you for hosting this, Lory. I’m already looking forward to next year. Apart from The Sword in the Stone and Mary Stewart’s Merlin trilogy, I don’t think I’ve read any other Arthurian books, so I’ll have plenty to choose from!

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