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Among the Body Snatchers — With Gregory Williams

October 12, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

An image of two grave robbers carrying a large sack.

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Just what it sounds like. Know your body snatchers from your grave robbers. Know your Burke from your Hare.

Join Hyannis Public Library at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12 for an evening Zoom presentation by Gregory Williams on the historic and unusual rise of body snatching. Registration is required to attend, please register on the form below. Zoom link will be sent to participants the day of the event.

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Gregory Williams was a District Court judge for 15 years, retiring in 2015. For his last ten years, he was First Justice of the Edgartown District Court. He holds degrees from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) (B.A., English); Queen Mary College, University of London (M.A., English [20th -century British Literature], and Washington and Lee University School of Law (J.D.). He talks on such topics as Massachusetts historical crimes, notable Cape figures such as William Sturgis, and the romantic-macabre. He has served on several Cape non-profit boards, and is the immediate past-president at Sturgis Library. His Facebook page, Gregory Williams Speaks, originally centered on his events, but since last year also offers peeks at odd bits of history and music.


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