Superstitions In Floriography

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Murder by Hex
and other frightening superstitions


Calendar Appearances 2024

  • Feb. 21: Carlotta leads free writing group from 1 to 3 p.m at Chester Borough’s Recreation Building, Seminary Ave. Chester.
  • Mar. 20: Write On writing group (see above info)
    Call 973-927-2983 for details.
  • April 20: NOON TO 4 P.M. Author’s Day at Morris County library, E. Hanover
  • August 14: 1 p.m. Superstitions in Floriography, PARDA (Warner Lambert retirees) Morris Plains, NJ

Calendar Appearances 2023

    • TBD Spring Floriography, Newton library, Newton, NJ
    • Oct. 16: Fascination with vampires
      Hackettstown Library, 6 p.m.
    • Oct. 25: East Coast Ghosts
      Morris County library 6 p.m.
    • November 8, A Haunted Dickens Christmas: Morris Plains, NJ
    • Nov. 23: A Dickens Haunted Christmas (in costume)
      Morris Plains 1 p.m.

    Calendar Appearances 2022

    • June 4: 9:15 to 4 p.m.
      Morris County Library: “Morris Author’s Day”
      30 East Hanover Ave. Whippany, NJ
    • June 5: 4 pm.
      Authors and tea : “Flower Power: Superstitions in Floriography”: Boonton Holmes Public Library, 621 Main St, Boonton, NJ
    • July 12: “Superstitions of the Sea” – 1 p.m.
      Newton Public library (main branch)
      Newton, NJ
    • September 25: Authors Alley, Boonton Holmes Public Library’s Garden Boonton, NJ noon to 4 p.m.
    • October 4: East Coast Ghosts: 6:30 pm to 7:30
      Warren Township Library
    • October 13: 7 pm:
      Rockaway Singles: Dinner and speech : “The Psychological Control of Superstitions”
    • Nov. 5 The Writer’s Circle/Chester Authors Day Celebration.
      10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Carlotta will speak on the panel, “Books that keep you up at night: Mystery and suspense from 10 to 10:45
    • Dec. 5 A Haunted Dickens Christmas: Brandywine Living at Middlebrook Crossing, Bridgewater, NJ

    If life is but a dream, then what does it mean?
    We all dream. We may not remember all of our dreams, but we do dream. The question is why do we dream and what does it mean?

    The subject of our dreams can alter drastically and can encompass everything from the bizarre to the sublime. Dreams often give rise to emotions ranging from fear to adoration and sadness. The notion that dreams can be so compelling is what causes many of us to believe there is some hidden meaning to our dreams.

    Award-winning author Carlotta G. Holton tackles this question and others including: History confirms that President Abraham Lincoln dreamt his own death. Do dreams foretell the future? What do psychologists say? Psychics? How can dreams be interpreted and used to influence memory, health and relationships? How can dreams cross over to the other side?

    Learn from A to Z what dreams mean. From airports and angles to death and water. Discuss common dreams such as falling; losing teeth; entering a strange house, etc. Should you keep a dream journal/diary? How can you train yourself to remember your dreams?

    Flower Power: Superstitions in Floriography

    Since the beginning of time we have marked important stages of life with flowers. But did you know that flowers have their own language? It’s called floriography and it defines the positive and negative emotions of each bloom. The seeds of superstition are tightly sown into flowers. From the number of blooms to the color of the flower, to the medicinal properties they offer, and their use as omens and divination, the blossoms carry an unspoken meaning without saying a word. From King Tut to the Victorian era we have observed strong social codes via the secret language of flowers. The next time you send flowers give thought to the species and the color as they could be sending a message that is good or bad.

    Looking for new members to join The Writer’s Club

    Do you have a great idea for a story, novel, or play but aren’t sure how to begin?

    Turn your ideas into published short stories, novellas, plays or best- selling novels!

    Learn the components of a great opening. Construct a working outline which helps lay out chapters. Create flesh and blood believable characters, descriptive settings and thorough and logical plot. Assignments from class will boost your confidence and skill.


    Perhaps you already have a work of fiction but just can’t finish. Are you suffering from writer’s block? Join the group and let us critique and offer suggestions to help you complete your work.

    One is never too old or young to write. Did you know that Laura Ingalls Wilder and Raymond Chandler published their first books well into their golden years? Bring a pen and a notebook and enjoy the art of writing.

    The group will meet the third Wednesday of the month from 10 am to noon at the Chester Area Senior housing (CASH) 1 Cole Court, Chester, NJ