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Sunday, May 21 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Fairy Tales as a Mode of Composition

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Fairy tales have dominated our cultural imagination for centuries. From the Brothers Grimm to the Countess d’Aulnoy, from Charles Perrault to Hans Christian Anderson, storytellers have crafted tales that have always found a place in our hearts.  These folk and fairy stories have a long tradition of shifting their shapes as they're passed from hand to hand: Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling's Fairy Tale Series invited numerous authors to unfold stories and ballads into novel length; Angela Carter and Francesca Lia Block modernised, darkened and subverted familiar stories. But what connects these beyond the mutations of plot? Is there such a thing as "a fairy way of writing?" This panel will explore the imaginative space of folk and fairy tales, beyond straight-up retellings, as a mode of composition.

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Navah Wolfe

Editor, Saga Press

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Amal El-Mohtar

Writing Excuses Podcast
Amal is an award-winning writer of prose, poetry, and criticism. She’s written stories about maps, bird women, book women, the Arabic alphabet, singing fish, Damascene dream-crafters, sentient diamond oceans, and pockets that are bigger on the inside. Her stories The Green Book... Read More →
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Seanan McGuire

Seanan McGuire was born in Martinez, California, and raised in a wide variety of locations, most of which boasted some sort of dangerous native wildlife. Despite her almost magnetic attraction to anything venomous, she somehow managed to survive long enough to acquire a typewriter... Read More →
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Jane Yolen

SFWA Grandmaster
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, Inc.) is pleased to announce that Jane Yolen has been named the 33rd Damon Knight Grand Master for her contributions to the literature of science fiction and fantasy. The award is given by SFWA for “lifetime achievement... Read More →

Sunday May 21, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
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