In Once Upon a Time in Oz, Griffith REVIEW holds up an enchanted mirror to explore the role of fairy and folk tales across cultures in this country, and creates new ones. For many, coming to Australia meant leaving centuries of fairy tales, myths and legends behind and falling painfully onto the hard and naked ground. How did immigrants re-weave a cushion of stories encompassing the new narratives of place? What are the tales that preoccupy, entertain and guide the culture today in the land of Oz? How did they make their way here? What has happened to them over time?
Co-editors Julianne Schultz and Carmel Bird, and contributors Tony Birch, Ali Alizadeh and Jane Sullivan join Rebecca-Anne Do Rozario from Monash Fairy Tale Salon to ask ‘Is there an Australian fairy tale tradition?’
Date: Thursday 7 November, 6.00 for 6.30 pm
Venue: Bella Union, Level 1, Trades Hall, Cnr of Victoria and Lygon Streets, Carlton
RSVP by Monday 4 November