Midnight Musings with Bertena

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Bertena Varney is a professional speaker and professor that has spoken all around the country from The Sirens Convention in Vail, Co to The Witching Hour in Salem, Mass.

She has been a long time guest speaker at The ScareFest, Fright Night Film Festival, and at public libraries and colleges. 

Please fill out the form at the bottom to contact her booking manager.

We look forward to hearing from you!
2017 Dates
  1. Vampires in the Classroom - From Folklore to Modern Pop Culture - ScareFest Horror Convention, Lexington, KY September 29- October 1
  2. Presentation on Using Pop Culture in the Classroom at NISOD - International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence in Austin, Texas in May
  3. Three Presentations at the Changing Culture Conference at Bluegrass Community College on March 24 and 25 in Lexington, KY. The presentations were on Using Social Media in the Classroom to Promote Your Class, How Student Engagement Can Enrich Your Class and Using Pop Culture in the Classroom.
  4. Presentation on Using Harry Potter to Transform the College Classroom at the KY American Women's Community College Conference in Berea College on February 23 and 24
  5. Book Signing at the Vette City Convention in Bowling Green, KY January 28 and 29


2016 Dates
  1. Using Harry Potter in the Classroom- Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College, Bowling Green, KY December 15
  2. Harry Potter and the College Classroom - Conjuration, Atlanta November 3-5
  3. The Weapon We Have is Love - What is the Harry Potter Alliance- Conjuration, Atlanta November 3-5
  4. Changing Culture in the Classroom- Using Pop Culture in the Classroom- May 10- Southcentral KY Community and Technical College- Bowling Green, KY
  5. Changing Culture in the Classroom- Using Pop Culture in the Classroom- April 15- Hazard Community and Technical College- Hazard, KY
  6. Changing Culture in the Classroom- Using Pop Culture in the Classroom- February 19 and 20, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Lexington, KY

2015 Dates 
  1. Social Media Presentation- SKYCTC, Bowling Green, KY, December 16
  2. GoodNight Memorial Library, Franklin, KY April 15


2014 Dates 

  1. Estill County Library, Irvine, KY October 30 – Lecture on Angels and Demons and Vampires
  2. Inner Light Festival, Lexington, KY September 20 and 21 Angels www.innerlightfestivals.com
  3. The ScareFest, Lexington, KY September 12-14 Lecture on Angels www.scarefestcon.com
  4. Killer Nashville, August 22-24 Signings of Vampire Books www.killernashville.com
  5. The Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, KY August 8-10 – Workshops on Angels www.mpfair.com
  6. Festival of Healing and Spiritual Awareness, Elizabethtown, KY July 18- 19 – Angels
  7. The Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, KY July 11-13 – Workshops on Angels www.mpfair.com
  8. The Ghost Hunters Shop, Lexington,KY, July 10 – Lecture on Angels
  9. Goodnight Library, Franklin, KY July 6 – Angels
  10. The Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, KY June 6-8
  11. Galactic Expo, Nashville, KY May 17-18
  12. The Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, KY April 12-13
  13. Fool Moon Sisters Bazaar, Lexington, KY, March 29 and 30
  14. Lexington Comic Con, Lexington, KY, March 14-16- with the D20 Girls
  15. Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, KY, March 7-9
  16. Sukoshicon, Bowling Green, KY, February 15 www.sukoshicon.com
  17. The Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, KY Jan. 11, 12     



2013 Dates 

  1. Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, KY www.mpfair.com December 14-15 10:00- 5:00
  2. Geek Media Expo, Franklin, Tenn. November 1, 2, 3 – as press for Examiner
  3. McCracken Co. Library, KY October 24 6:00 pm
  4. Laurel Co. Library, London, KY October 17 – Lure of the Vampire Presentation
  5. ScareFest Portal Event Lexington, KY September 13, 14, 15- as a D20 Girl
  6. ScareFest, Lexington, KY., www.scarefestcon.com September 13, 14, 15 – book signing, presentation, and tarot card readings
  7. Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, KY www.mpfair.com, August 10-11 10;00-5:00
  8. Logan Co. Library, Russellville, KY Youth Program July 25 6:00pm
  9. Good Night Memorial Library, Franklin, KY, July 22 6:00 pm Meditation
  10. Logan Co. Library, Russellville, KY Youth Program July 18 6:00
  11. Casey County Library, Liberty, KY July 17 7:00
  12. Logan Co. Library, Russellville, KY Youth Program July 11 6:00pm
  13. Good Night Memorial Library, Franklin, KY, July 8, Angel Communication 6:00
  14. Good Night Memorial Library, Franklin, KY., June 24 2:00 How to Build a Fairy House
  15. Good Night Memorial Library, Franklin, KY June 17 – Tea Leaf Reading Presentation- 6:00
  16. Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, KY www.mpfair.com June 15 and 16 10:00-5:00
  17. Estill County Library June 14 – Angels in Pop Culture- 2:00
  18. Logan Co. Library, Russellville KY June 6- Teen Week Presentation Kick Off 6:00
  19. Galactic Expo, Nashville, KY May 18 and 19
  20. Inner Light Festivals, Lexington, KY May 11 and 12
  21. Roots of Awareness April 20 and 21
  22. MP Fair www.mpfair.com April 13 and 14
  23. MTAC, Nashville, Tenn. March 29, 30, 31
  24. Lexington Toy and Comic Convention, Lexington, KY March 16, 17
  25. Dead Winter Con, London, KY, March 8, 9, 10
  26. Ridgeway Library, Sheperdsville, KY, March 2 12:00-5:00
  27. Concave, Bowling Green, KY February 22-24
  28. MP Fair www.mpfair.com February 9 and 10
  29. MP Fair www.mpfair.com January 12 and 13


2012 Dates

  1. Logan County Library, Russellville, KY December 6
  2. Christmas Bazaar, December 18
  3. Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, Ky December 1 and 2
  4. Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, Ky November 3 and 4
  5. Girl’s Day Out, Bowling Green, KY, October
  6. Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, Ky October 13 and 14
  7. Estill County Library, Stanton, KY, October 12
  8. Inner Lights Festival, Lexington, KY October 5th- 6th
  9. ScareFest, Lexington, Ky September 27th- 30th
  10. Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, Ky August 25 and 26
  11. Roots of Awareness, Louisville, KY August 18 and 19
  12. Grateful Gathering, August 4th
  13. Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, Ky July 14
  14. Paris Bourbon Co. Library- July 26th
  15. Roots of Awareness, Louisville, KY July 21 and 22
  16. Good Night Library, Franklin, KY July 13th
  17. Fright Night Film Festival, Louisville, KY June 29th – July 1st
  18. Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, Ky June 23rd and 24th
  19. Frankfort Library – June 22nd
  20. Estill Co. Library- June 21st
  21. Good Night Library, Franklin, KY June 15th
  22. Forge Gaming Lexington, Ky May 25th -26th
  23. Galactic Expo, Nashville, Tenn May 19th and 20th
  24. Twisted Twigs Tea Party, Georgetown, KY May 12th
  25. Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, Ky April 28th and 29th
  26. SOKY Book Fest, Bowling Green April 20th- 21st
  27. Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, Ky March 24th and 25th
  28. Lexington Comic Con, Lexington, KY March 24th
  29. That Book Place Book Signing, Indiana – March 17th all day
  30. Dead Winter Horror and Paranormal Convention, London, KY February 17th and 18th
  31. Nelson Co. Library- February 14th
  32. The Matrix- February 5th
  33. Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, Ky January 21st and 22nd


2007-2011 Dates 

  1. Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, Ky December 10th and 11
  2. How to Promote Your Book Workshop at The Carnegie Center, Lexington, KY December 3.
  3. Kentucky Library Lecture Tours – August thru December
  4. The Matrix Roundtable, Louisville, KY November 27th all day
  5. Bowling Green Tech College, Bowling Green, KY – November 15th
  6. Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, KY November 12th and 13th
  7. 1880’s Halloween Dinner with the Ghosts of Hopkinsville Asylum, Bowling Green, KY October 31st
  8. Dance on the Darkside, Louisville, KY – October 29th
  9. Center of Symmetry, Nashville, Tenn October 28
  10. Paris Bourbon County Library – October 27
  11. Edin Radio Show October 25th
  12. WNKY Noon Show, Bowling Green, KY – October 24th
  13. A Day of Mystical Blood Lust – October 22nd – all day
  14. Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, KY – October 15th and 17
  15. Half Price Books Book Signing, Lexington, KY – October 14
  16. National College Book Signing, Lexington, KY – October 12
  17. Bowling Green Metaphysical Society, Bowling Green, Ky October 1
  18. Lure of the Vampire Workshop at ScareFest- Lexington, KY September
  19. Girls Day Out, Bowling Green, Ky September 17
  20. The Matrix Book Signing, Louisville, Ky September 10
  21. Jo Beth Book Signing, Lexington, Ky – September 3
  22. Monthly Vampire Tarot Workshop at The Mystical Paranormal Fair – Lexington, KY
  23. Writing What you Love, Carnegie Center, Lexington, KY
  24. Is there Life After Dumbledore- The Future of Harry Potter at The Witching Hour – Salem, Mass
  25. Lure of the Dead Boyfriend, The Charmed Ones, and Organizing a College Book Club at the Sirens Conference – Vail, Colorado
  26. Writing Workshop at the Metafaire – Louisville, KY
  27. Dispelling the Myths of Twilight, The Matrix, Louisville, KY
  28. Vampire Workshop at Matrix – Louisville, KY
  29. 2010 and 2011 Vampire Presentation at A Day of Mystical Blood Lust – Lexington, KY
  30. Writing Workshop at The Carnegie Center- Lexington, Ky
  31. Writing Workshop at National College- Lexington, KY
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