Date(s) - 08/29/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Astoria Bookshop
Join us for the launch of Jess Zimmerman and an Astoria-based Jaya Saxena’s brand new book Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell With Your Coven!
There’s no denying it: these days, the witch is it. Whether you grew up reading Harry Potter or watching Bewitched, witchcraft has become a cultural touchpoint. Fashion reports flowy black dresses and blood-red lipstick, healing crystals grace the pages of glossy women’s magazines, and websites run “How to Hex Your Ex” features. Women are taking back the identity of the outcast, unruly woman and reclaiming it as a positive, empowering lifestyle. And during uncertain times, when it’s easy to feel powerless, the symbolism and practices of witchcraft can help us tap into our hopes and silence our fears.
Writers and modern witchy women Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman practice their own form of witchcraft, one that redefines a witch as a woman who understands she has power, even when the world insists she doesn’t. Saxena and Zimmerman’s magical lifestyle guide, Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven (Quirk Books; August 29, 2017), is a self-care manifesto for women who want to embrace the power they’ve been told is dangerous and transform it into personal purpose, truth, and intention. Full of humor, heart, and wisdom, Basic Witches is the ultimate lifestyle guide for readers who want to tap into their inner sorceress, as well as the perfect gift to share with their coven.