Have you ever wondered how authors find the ideas for their books?  Or, how they nurture those ideas to publication?

Join this live zoom-based interview to explore the way the Japanese mountain witch, or the yamamba, has encouraged artistic creativity across time and place.   

Interviewed by Katie Stephens, scholar of Japanese horror literature and film, I will discuss the way a decades-long fascination with the yamamba, a day of therapeutic art creation, and an encounter on Facebook resulted in the forthcoming volume, Yamamba: In Search of the Japanese Mountain Witch (co-edited with Linda C. Ehrlich, Stone Bridge Press, 2021).             

Inspired and organized by Dr. Laura Miller and sponsored by the Ei’ichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Endowed Professorship in Japanese Studies and UMSL Global at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Zoom Register in advance for this meeting: https://umsystem.zoom.us/…/tJwlf–vpj8iHdYp3Y… registering you will receive email containing information about joining the meeting. 

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Image Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images, Creative Commons