Heather Fowler teaches New Fairy Tales: A Writing Workshop

Date: First Class is Saturday, August 4, 2012 Time: 10am to 1pm Number of sessions: 2--Saturdays, Aug. 4 & 11 Members: $100 Nonmembers: $118 Location: The Inkspot, 710 13th St, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92101

*Registration has closed however, there are still open spots. Please email programs@sandiegowriters.org if you are interested in attending this workshop.

A Two-Week Writing Workshop for the Lovers of Fairy Tales:

Join Heather in this intensive new writing workshop where participants will learn how to write and analyze classic, original fairy tales—and how to modernize existing fairy tale tropes for more progressive venues.

By the workshop’s conclusion, each participant will have written two tales—one old and one new.  We will read selections from Perrault’s Histories, or Tales of Past Times (1729) and a variety of modern sources—in addition to fresh work generated by students within the class.  Get out your ogres, stepdaughters, princesses, and queens.  Get out your hero and dust him off for a new quest into the deep, conflict-ridden forests of your imagination.

This workshop is for any writer of either poetry or fiction who wants to explore creating work in a workshop setting and generating tales in this genre.  Since fairy tales have often been used as cautionary tales for children, writers are invited to decide their own audience age-levels for what tales they present.

Heather Fowler is the author of the story collections Suspended Heart (Aqueous Books, Dec. 2010), People with Holes (Pink Narcissus Press, forthcoming Summer 2012), and This Time, While We’re Awake (Aqueous Books, forthcoming Spring 2013). She received her M.A. in English and Creative Writing from Hollins University. Her work has been published online and in print in the US, England, Australia, and India, and appeared in such venues as PANK, Night Train, storyglossia, Surreal South, JMWW, Prick of the Spindle, Short Story America, and others, as well as having been nominated for both the storySouth Million Writers Award and Sundress Publications Best of the Net. Her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She is Poetry Editor at Corium Magazine and a Fiction Editor for the international refereed journal, Journal of Post-Colonial Cultures & Societies (USA). Please visit her website at www.heatherfowlerwrites.com