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Reimagining the Fairytale  

Tales as old as time continue to captivate us. But why are they so memorable? And how have the same stories evolved to outlive their original storytellers? By examining the elements of storytelling and craft, we will explore the principles of narrative, setting, perspective, and character in the stories we know and love. We will also read works by contemporary writers such as Angela Carter and Gina Ochsner as models of how well-known tales might be reimagined and transformed. Concurrently throughout the course, each participant will be challenged to closely examine a fairytale of choice with the goal of reworking its elements into a story they can call their own.


Reimagining the Fairytale
Facilitator: Esther Woo  
Dates: 11/6/2020 - 12/18/2020 Day of the Week: F
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Number of Sessions: 6
Location: Video or phone conference Room:
No Class on 11/27 

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