Rewriting Fairy Tales
February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 2, 2019
AT LIFELONG (8 sessions, $40)
Description: This is a writing workshop. We will read some common fairy tales retold through different cultural and personal points of view; participants are invited to bring their favorite fairy tales and alternate versions. We will spend a couple of sessions
reading and talking about fairy tales then we’ll follow Philip Pullman’s command—“to make the story [our] own.” At the end of the course: a booklet of stories, and perhaps a reading/performance of them. (Limited to 8 students)
Facilitator: Judy Katz, PhD English, Penn State, 1972, taught at Penn State then Juniata College before retiring to Ithaca in 2015. At Juniata, Judy created many courses, such as Women & Literature, World and African American Literatures, and African American Slave Narratives. Her interest in teaching this class comes from Philip Pullman’s “Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm,” in which he urges readers to rewrite and retell these familiar stories.