Tales in the Dark: A Samhain Romp

A Samhain Romp: Join us October 31st at 5pm EST for a readers' theater of the Irish Tale "The Adventures of Nera" and enjoy a discussion of Samhain, Irish tales, and the draw of the macabre in ancient and modern story telling.


Gabriel Schenk
Gabriel Schenk
Lecturer; Preceptor
Dr. Sara Brown
Sara Brown
Language and Literature Department Chair; M.A. Thesis Coordinator; Lecturer; Preceptor
Maggie Parke
Maggie Parke
Mythgard Institute Director; Lecturer; Preceptor;


October 31, 2021 - 5:00 pm EDT


October 31, 2021 - 6:00 pm EDT

Add to your Halloween experience this October 31st at 5pm with a remembrance of the ancient Gaelic celebration of Samhain.

Samhain, the forerunner of Halloween, was a time of reckoning and observing  of the turning of the Fall season into the darkness of the Winter.  Although many different communal activities were done, the ones remembered mostly are the recognition of the coming of the dark, and the telling of a good “tale’ of the travel into and out of fairy on this unique night; the Adventures of Nera is such a tale.

On this evening join the ghoulish Signum circle  of Prof. Gabriel “O lygad y ffynnon”  Schenk, Prof. Sara “Fel cath i gythraul” Brown, Prof. Maggie “Mynd o flaen gofid” Parke, and Dr. Jay “diafol O’ Malley” Moses as the festivities begin.

READ through the dark tale of The Adventures of Nera!

DWELVE into the ancient lore of the Irish

REVEL in the discussion of the attraction of the dark and macabre in tales of old

Enjoy the delight of the coming dark with story and humor!