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Children's Author at Capturing Witches Conference

Date: 27 July 2012

The children's author Joseph Delaney is among the star guests at a Lancaster University conference marking the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witch trials in Lancashire.Delaney is the author of The Wardstone Chronicles, a series of fantasy novels set in a fictionalised version of Lancashire. The first book of the series, The Spook's Apprentice, is currently being made into a major Hollywood film entitled The Seventh Son, in which Julianne Moore will play the terrifying witch Mother Malkin.Delaney will join the other plenary speakers - distinguished scholars of early modern witchcraft Diane Purkiss and Robert Poole - and guests from all over the world attending the conference Capturing Witches: Histories, Stories, Images from August 17-19, organised by the Departments of English and Creative Writing and European Languages and Cultures.

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