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Saturday, April 17 • 02:00 - 02:50
Glass slippers for the 21st century: Updating Fairy Tales

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Join us for a discussion on updating fairy tales for a contemporary audience! What are the rewards and perils of wandering along this magical path? How closely should retellings follow the original tales - and how do retellings decide what to toss, and what to keep? How do writers handle the thornier aspects of the source material? And do these choices help explain why we still find fairy tales so compelling?

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Mari Ness

Mari Ness has published poetry and fiction in Tor.com, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Uncanny, Fireside, Apex, Diabolical Plots, and Strange Horizons. Her poetry novella, Through Immortal Shadows Singing, is available from Papaveria Press, and her essay collection, Resistance... Read More →

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Jonathan Cohen

Creator, The Lavender Tavern
Writer and creator of the gay fairytale anthology, The Lavender Tavern.
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Jeffe Kennedy

Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning, best-selling author who writes fantasy with romantic elements and fantasy romance. She is an RWA member and serves on the Board of Directors for SFWA as a Director at Large. She is a hybrid author, and also self-publishes a romantic fantasy series... Read More →
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Katharine Duckett

Katharine Duckett is the award-winning author of Miranda in Milan, a Shakespearean fantasy novella debut that NPR calls "intriguing, adept, inventive, and sexy." Her short fiction has appeared on Tor.com and in Uncanny, Apex, PseudoPod, and Interzone, as well as various anthologies... Read More →


Saturday April 17, 2021 02:00 - 02:50 UTC
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