From the historical Vlad Tepes, the bloody count of Transylvania’s Early Modern period, to the fanged deity Ai Aipec, sacred icon of Peru’s pre-Incan Moche kingdom, the vampire phenomenon has captured humanity’s morbid fantasy. Chronology and geography notwithstanding, the vampire is sometimes imagined nightmare and sometimes embroidered historical fact/fiction.
“Undead” characters of the male and female varieties literally haunt the global imagination. Sixteenth-century noblewoman Elizabeth Bathory drank peasant blood to maintain her youthful appearance; and the feared Kharisiri demon of the Bolivian Altiplano sucked the life-essence from Aymara children. These tales indicate class and religious conflicts whose actual histories surpass any horror story.
If you’re in the mood for an evening of history and folklore about vampires, and you’re in the Metro Phoenix area, then Poisoned Pen Bookstore has an event for you!
When: Friday, October 23 2015, 7-8pm
Where: Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N. Goldwater Blvd #101
Scottsdale AZ 85251
Presented by Sharonah Fredrick, Assistant Director, ACMRS
Open to the public – $10 at the door – Refreshments will be served
Click here to RSVP: https://vampirelore.eventbrite.com