Nov 04 - 09 2019
Fairy Tale Lessons in Craft with Sarah Gerkensmeye...

Fairy Tale Lessons in Craft with Sarah Gerkensmeye...

Presented by Indiana Writers Center at Indiana Writers Center

Instructor: Sarah Gerkensmeyer

What can any writer of any genre learn about craft from studying the fairytale? Fairytale scholars such as Kate Bernheimer, Jack Zipes, Phillip Pullman, and Italo Calvino would assert that all writers have a lot to learn from the fairytale, whether we are interested in directly retelling old tales in our own work or we would like to tap into the unordinary elements that are flowing beneath our writing in a more general way. From the fairytale we can learn about magic flatly rendered, the ironic precision of abstraction, the taboo, subtext, grace, rhythm, among many other things. From the fairytale we can better understand the extraordinary that resides within the ordinary in our writing (and vice versa), and how this might help us tap into the intricacies and mysteries of our own voices.

Admission Info

$75 Nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

Phone: 3172550710


Dates & Times

2019/11/04 - 2019/11/09

Location Info

Indiana Writers Center

1125 Brookside Avenue, Suite B25, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Parking Info

Parking is located behind the Indiana Art Center in Broad Ripple. The Indiana Writers Center is in the smaller building behind the IAC, not the main building.

Accessibility Info