Ghost Stories as Holiday Tradition: How Dickens and American Writers Made the Holidays Wednesday December 15, 2021
Ghost Stories as Holiday Tradition: How Charles Dickens and American Writers Made the Holidays Thrilling and Chilling
Presented via Zoom by Leanna Renee Hieber
Author, actress and ghost tour guide, Ms. Hieber takes you on a historic journey to the mid 19th Century where holiday traditions incorporated ghost stories thanks to A Christmas Carol and introduced lively (sometimes spooky) commercial and secular imagery into the bleak midwinter. Cozy up with some spirits!
Leanna Renee Hieber graduated from Miami University with a BFA in Theatre and a focus in the 19th Century. She has performed in regional theatres around the country starring in Shakespeare, classical theatre, and adapting 19th Century literature for the professional stage. A New York City resident, she is a licensed New York City tour guide, a member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA and has been featured in film and television shows like Boardwalk Empire and Mysteries at the Museum.
This session will be conducted on Zoom and is free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the conversation. UPDATE: Registration closes on Wednesday Dec 15 at 2pm Zoom access link will be emailed on Dec 14 and on Dec 15 after 4:00 pm.
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