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Pen Award-winning author Mitch Horowitz to host ‘Food for Thought program at Hancock Shaker Village

June 19, 2019 01:16 pm

HANCOCK, Mass. — Mitch Horowitz, PEN Award-winning author of Occult America, hosts Hancock Shaker Village’s next installment of its popular “Food for Thought” series on Friday, June 28 at 6 p.m.

Participants enjoy an elegant farm-to-table meal and conversation with the author. Tickets are $100 ($90 members) and include dinner, wine and a copy of the book. Advance registration is required. To reserve by June 25, visit or call (413) 443-0188.

From its earliest days, America served as an arena for the revolutions in alternative spirituality that eventually swept the globe. In Occult America, Horowitz opens a new window on the past, presenting a dramatic, pioneering look at the genesis of mysticism and its profound impact on American culture, politics, and religion. He takes a slightly off-center look at American history through the lens of those who believed, prayed, practiced and lived a little differently—including Mother Ann Lee and the Shakers.

Mitch Horowitz is a writer-in-residence at the New York Public Library, a lecturer-in-residence at the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles, and the PEN Award-winning author of books including “Occult America,” “One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life,” “Mind as Builder”and “The Miracle Club: How Thoughts Become Reality.” He has written on everything from the war on witches to the secret life of Ronald Reagan for The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Salon,, and Politico.

Horowitz is the voice of popular audio books including “Alcoholics Anonymous” and “The Jefferson Bible.” He has discussed alternative spirituality on CBS Sunday Morning, Dateline NBC, NPR’s “All Things Considered” and throughout the national media.

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