Feminist Fairy Tales
As children, stories are told to us – about others, about ourselves, the people we might turn out to be and the opportunities that are open to us. But what happens when the stories don’t fit? How does fiction hold up a mirror to the darker part of ourselves and our societies, and can it offer us another route out, into alternative ways to dream and resist? Intan Paramaditha is the author of Apple and Knife, a collection of feminist horror stories including subversive rewritings of well-known fairy tales and Indonesian myths. Clara Ng is known for her adult and children’s fiction, including a re-telling of Alice in Wonderland. They will appear alongside Kirsty Logan whose also writing also explores women, fairy tales and horror.
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