Kirkland Performance Center presents...

Aaron Mahnke

  • Friday, October 19, 2018 8:00PM
  • All Seats: $57.00

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Aaron Mahnke has always been fascinated by tales of the mysterious and supernatural, and as creator, writer, and producer of Lore, he has immersed himself in creepy folklore and legends from around the world. By delving into these stories, he often uncovers deep truths about how society views death, illness, spirituality, and more. In this lecture, Mahnke stresses the importance of story-telling as a reflection of our culture and ourselves.

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Artist Bio

A lover of all things mysterious and supernatural, Aaron Mahnke explores the sinister stories behind true events in his critically-acclaimed podcast, Lore. From New England vampires to Chilean warlocks, his explorations into the unexplainable evoke Unsolved MysteriesThe X-Files, and classic campfire tales. A hit from the beginning, Lore averages over 6 million monthly downloads, was named Best of iTunes in both 2015 and 2016, and has been called a “must listen” by Entertainment WeeklyThe Huffington Post, and USA Today. A television adaption is currently in production in partnership with the producers of The Walking Dead and X-Fileswriter and producer Glen Morgan.

Now a key figure in the industry, Mahnke’s expertise on writing for audio and podcasting is invaluable for aspiring podcasters. He also delivers passionate lectures about the importance of folk tales, and legends in culture and society. Mahnke has been a featured speaker at Podcast Movement, the Boston Book Festival, and the Now Hear This podcast festival.

Mahnke has written three novels: ConsumedIndian Summer, and Grave Suspicion. His forthcoming series, The World of Lore, is a collection of true-life stories based on global superstitions and legends. Born and raised in Illinois, Aaron now lives with his wife and children on the historic North Shore of Boston, where he writes full-time.

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Genre Tags: Author, Lecture, Storytelling

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