Mark My Words: Augusten Burroughs Talks About Witchcraft in “Toil & Trouble”

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October 14, 2019 • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Augusten Burroughs talks about growing up the son of a witch in his new memoir, Toil & Trouble. Burroughs has written frequently about his troubled family in Running with Scissors, Dry, Magical Thinking, Possible Side Effects, and A Wolf at the Table, all bestsellers. Running with Scissors was made into a 2006 film starring Annette Benning, Alec Baldwin, and Joseph Cross. Dry, his memoir of addiction and recovery, is in development as a Showtime series. His novel Sellevision is in development as a series on NBC. He is also creating an original prime-time series for CBS.

Burroughs writes of Toil & Trouble: “Augusten’s unusual sensitivities and abilities were recognized early in his childhood by his mother, a witch who came from a long line of witches. She instructed him daily in the art and science of The Craft, but she also instilled in him the belief that witchcraft was something misunderstood by the general public and therefore something never to be spoken of.”

Jacques Lamarre, senior projects manager of Buzz Engine, will moderate. Miss Faith, the founder of Enchantments School of Magick & Witch Shop in Manchester, will join the conversation.

Tickets are $50 and include a copy of Toil & Trouble. A book signing follows.

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The Mark My Words series is sponsored by The Wish You Well Foundation.

Connecticut Public — WNPR is the media sponsor for the Mark My Words series.


October 14, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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