RIPON, Calif. (AP) – A self-proclaimed psychic will be allowed to give a speech at a community library after agreeing not to take “psychic questions” from the audience.

A library flier that stated Irma Slage would “communicate with the dead” also will be reworked in advance of the Nov. 10 event.

“It makes it easier for them and for me to just go and give my speech and enjoy the audience and enjoy their questions and answer as positively and honestly as I can,” said Slage, author of “Phases of Life After Death.”

The speech originally had been canceled. Saying it would violate community standards, Ripon Mayor Chuck Winn had threatened to cut the library’s funding if the event took place, several newspapers reported. Slage has said she can help people communicate with dead family members. Some residents complained that canceling the speech was censorship.


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