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"Basic Witches" Book Signing & Feminist Readings


Join Catland Books in welcoming the authors of the brand new "BASIC WITCHES" to the shop!

Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman, authors of Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven, invite you to hex the patriarchy with a night of readings about witches and other unruly women.

With lectures by:


Kristen J. Sollee teaches undergraduate gender studies courses at The New School and is the founding editrix of Slutist, an award-winning sex positive feminist website. Her popular Legacy of the Witch charity festival in Brooklyn honors the witch as an icon of female power and persecution through music, art and burlesque.


Helena Fitzgerald is a former editor of, and frequent contributor to, The New Inquiry. In addition, she has published fiction and nonfiction in Rolling StoneElleRackedThe AtlanticGQVice, Pacific Standard, Catapult, Refinery29BookslutThe RumpusThe Nervous BreakdownMidnight BreakfastBrooklyn BasedThe Brooklyn RailBrooklyn Magazine, and The Notre Dame Review, among others.


Matt Lubchansky is the Associate Editor of the Nib and a cartoonist and illustrator living in Queens, NY. His work has appeared in VICE, Eater, Mad Magazine, Gothamist, The Toast, The Hairpin, Brooklyn Magazine, and his long-running webcomic Please Listen to Me. He is the co-author of Dad Magazine (Quirk, 2016).


Copies of "Basic Witches" will be available in the shop!