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Jenni Fagan with Claire Mitchell QC and Zoe Venditozzi Witches of Scotland Podcast

Jenni Fagan with Claire Mitchell QC and Zoe Venditozzi Witches of Scotland Podcast

Jenni Fagan with Claire Mitchell QC and Zoe Venditozzi Witches of Scotland Podcast

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Dates and times

Saturday 21 May 2022
6:30PM - 7:30PM

Join Zoe and Claire from The Witches of Scotland podcast for a special live recording with Jenni Fagan, author of Hex.

It’s the 4th of December 1591. On this, the last night of her life, in a prison cell several floors below Edinburgh’s High Street, convicted witch Geillis Duncan receives a mysterious visitor – Iris, who says she comes from a future where women are still persecuted for who they are and what they believe.

As the hours pass and dawn approaches, Geillis recounts the circumstances of her arrest, brutal torture, confession and trial, while Iris offers support, solace – and the tantalising prospect of escape.

Hex is a visceral depiction of what happens when a society is consumed by fear and superstition, exploring how the terrible force of a king’s violent crusade against ordinary women can still be felt, right up to the present day.

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Venue

Mitchell Library

North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN