Aaron Mahnke has always been fascinated by tales of the mysterious and supernatural, and as creator, writer and producer of the podcast Lore, he has immersed himself in creepy folklore and legends from around the world. By delving into these stories, he often uncovers deep truths about how society views death, illness, spirituality and more. Mahnke is discussing these stories and signing copies of his new book The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the Reading Garden Lounge at the Main Library.
In this beautifully illustrated volume, The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures, Mahnke serves as a guide on a fascinating journey through the history of these terrifying creatures, exploring not only the legends but what they tell us about ourselves. Mahnke invites us to the desolate Pine Barrens of New Jersey, where the notorious winged, red-eyed Jersey Devil dwells. He delves into harrowing accounts of cannibalism—some officially documented, others the stuff of speculation… perhaps.
In this lecture, Mahnke stresses the importance of storytelling as a reflection of our culture and ourselves. Following the presentation, Mahnke is signing copies of his new book The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures. Books are available for sale, courtesy of Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and registration is not required. For more information on this speaker please visit www.prhspeakers.com.
About the Author
Aaron Mahnke is the writer, host and producer of the podcast Lore, as well as the author of a number of supernatural thrillers. He has a deep love of the mysterious and frightening that began with Unsolved Mysteries and The X-Files—a love that continues to this day. Basically, he’s a nerd for anything unexplainable or supernatural. Born and raised in Illinois, Aaron now lives with his wife and children on the historic North Shore of Boston, where he writes full time.
Lore was voted one of iTunes’ Best of 2015, and has been included on must-listen lists from USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, The Guardian and the Huffington Post. An executive producer of The Walking Dead and the executive producer of The X-Files, he recently adapted Lore into an Amazon Prime exclusive series released Oct. 13, 2017.
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