Children of the Night: A History of Dracula in Literature and on Screen!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Join the Athol Public Library at 568 Main Street, Athol, on Wednesday, November 15, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., when we welcome Barry Deitz for his presentation, Children of the Night: A History of Dracula in Literature and on Screen!

This program will trace the story of Dracula from book to stage to screen. From Bram Stoker’s Dracula and its Romanian folklore influences, we will look at how Stoker crafted his story, how it became a hugely popular stage play, and then a classic Universal horror film in 1931. Dietz’s presentation is filled with lots of cool pictures and anecdotes about vampires, toothy literature, and those wonderfully creepy children of the night.

Barry Deitz is from North Carolina and moved to Massachusetts about five years ago. He has worked for many bookstores and libraries and has presented over one hundred programs ranging from poetry of World War I to the life and times of Lewis Carroll. He has traveled across the country working on a documentary film about Bigfoot and he has presented programs this past year on Sherlock Holmes, writers in love, and Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Deitz’s programs have been popular at many libraries around Massachusetts.

This library program is free and open to the public.

Please call the library to sign up at 978-249-9515. Due to popularity of programs, registration is required.

This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Athol Public Library.