The Contemporary Fairy Tale: A Reading and Discussion

12/01/2010 - 8:00pm

Curated by faculty of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Arizona, the Prose Series brings writers of distinction to Tucson for readings and colloquia. UA Prose Series events take place at the Poetry Center and are free and open to the public. This event features three authors from the anthology My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales (Penguin, Fall 2010), and is moderated by the book’s editor, Kate Bernheimer. Bernheimer, Kathryn Davis, Lydia Millet, and Joy Williams will each read a piece from the anthology, and discuss the relationship between contemporary fiction and the fairy tale tradition. Stories revisited by the authors include such wonderful and eerie tales as Italo Calvino’s “Soul without Body,” the Grimm Brothers’ “Snow White and Rose Red,” Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Oval Portrait,” and Russian folklore’s “Baba Yaga.”

Read these related features from past e-Newsletters:

We’re Raised Among the Beasts: A Q&A between Lydia Millet and Annie Guthrie

Pistol lessons in a mini-mall and a fairy princess queen: Kate Bernheimer reflects on her time under the tutelage of Joy Williams


Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building
1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States
Arizona Board of Regents