Midnight Musings with Bertena



Bertena Varney is the assistant professor of sociology at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College in Bowling Green, KY 
She provides invigorating and interactive discussions on various topics in pop culture and education ranging from:

  1. Vampires including cultural, folklore and modern social views of vampires
  2. Harry Potter and the use of the books for social activism both in and out of the classroom
  3. Charmed, Buffy, Supernatural and other television shows to discuss feminism and even family
  4. Integrating Pop Culture into Your Curriculum
  5. History and Cultural Impact of Comic Books and Superheroes- this can be looking at the individual or how to incorporate it into the classroom
  6. Holistic topics such as meditation, reiki, and journaling based on her newest journal on these topics

She has spoken at colleges, educational conferences, and fandom conventions on each of the above topics.

She has also been a guest speaker multiple conventions including 
  • Inner Light Festival, Lexington, KY
  • Mama Ruby's Holistic Expo, Owensboro
  • Festival of Healing Elizabethtown
  • Bullitt County Author's Fair
  • NISOD's International Conference in Teaching and Leadership Excellence in Austin, Texas
  • Fandom Fest in Louisville, KY
  • ScareFest in Lexington, KY
  • Conjuration- A Harry Potter Convention in Atlanta GA
  • Sirens in Vail, CO
  • The Witching Hour in Salem MA
  • Changing Cultures Conference, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Lexington, KY
  • The Kentucky Association of Women in Community Colleges, Berea College, Berea, KY
  • Fall Enhancement at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College and many more 

She also speaks and trains on How to Turn Your Ideas into a Pop Culture Book.

She is currently a freelance writer for Vocal. media where she writes about almost everything. She can be found here.

She is currently accepting bookings from libraries, colleges, conventions, conferences, or anyone else interested in having her speak.

Please email her here to book her now.

You may purchase her books shown below here.

I will be signing my books at 

The Inner Light Festival 

in Lexington, KY on June 16 and 17

I will be signing my books at Mama Ruby's Holistic
 Mystical Exp in Owensboro, KY on April 13-15
I will be signing my books and doing a workshop on Finding Time for Yourself in the New Year. 
February 10 and 11 in Lexington, KY
I will be signing my books and doing a workshop on Finding Time for Yourself in the New Year. 
January 20 and 21 in Elzabethtown, KY