Fairy tales began as an oral tradition, where people passed stories from one person or group to the next. With each re-telling, the stories changed, reflecting the person telling the tale, as well as the society he/she/they lived in.
In this class, we will look at several re-imagined fairy tales by contemporary writers and discuss how the authors have changed the classic stories we know through the likes of the Brothers Grimm and Disney. We will do several generative writing exercises, looking at how changing various aspects of a fairy tale can shape it into something new. The class will culminate in working towards creating our own re-imagined fairy tales.
This workshop is open to both poet and fiction writers. All writing levels are welcome.
Limited to 10 students.
Christina Rosso-Schneider is a writer and educator. She lives in South Philadelphia with her two rescue pups and bearded husband, where they run an independent bookstore and event space. She received a MFA in Creative Writing and MA in English from Arcadia University in 2016. Her fiction and nonfiction work centers around gender, sexuality, and fairy tales. For more information: https://christinarosso.wordpress.com/.