Tangent; Or, How the Mortlock Wing at the State Library of SA stole the show

The State Theatre Company’s ‘Tangent’ event on Monday night was lots of fun — an hour of excellent questions and great conversation about fairy tales, and our enduring love of them. Thanks to the State Theatre Co.’s Twitter stream, I have this lovely image to share with you. Nicki Bloom is giving the audience a…… Continue reading Tangent; Or, How the Mortlock Wing at the State Library of SA stole the show

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Tangent: Dark Fairy Tales and Little Bird

Last minute update: I’ve been remiss in sharing this news! Tonight, at the State Library of South Australia, I will be participating in a ‘Tangent’ panel with the State Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Geordie Brookman, Little Bird playwright Nicki Bloom, SA artist Julia Robinson for an evening exploring myths and fairytales, and the challenges of…… Continue reading Tangent: Dark Fairy Tales and Little Bird

Conflux 9 / Natcon 2013

Conflux 9 / Natcon 2013 is kicking off in Canberra on Thursday — so before I start packing for my flight tomorrow, I thought I’d tell you where I’ll be over the next few days! Basically, when I’m not at the hotel bar, you’ll find me here: Thursday: Fairy Tales, Old and New 9.00 -…… Continue reading Conflux 9 / Natcon 2013

Fairy Tale Girls Should Always and Never Do What They’re Told

Lately, I’ve been thinking about fairy tales. There was a fantastic panel at Swancon – with Ellen Datlow, Richard Harland, Jenny Blackford, Amanda Pillar, and Brain (aka Angela Slatter) – in which the panelists were kicking around many ideas about fairy tales: the evolution of the form; classics and modern retellings; questioning the theory that…… Continue reading Fairy Tale Girls Should Always and Never Do What They’re Told