Monday, June 13, 2016

The Australian Fairy Tale Society’s 3rd Annual Conference 26 June 2016

Theme: Into the Bush - Its Beauty and Its Terror
Description:  Into the Woods,’ is a phrase that has become closely linked to the fairy tale genre. It conjures up all manner of fairy tale images, such as roguish wolves waiting behind trees and lost children stumbling upon gingerbread houses. But how does it translate into the Australian fairy tale tradition? For our third annual conference, we will be exploring what happens when we venture… ‘Into the Bush.’ Australian fairy tales reflect many of the realities of the bush, while also reimagining it as a space of magic and mystery. Whether it is depicted as real or otherworldly, the bush always encompasses duality – it is a place of both beauty and terror.

This one day conference is a feast of academic papers, performances, readings and feisty discussion.
It will be taking place 'inside' the Glen Eira Storytelling Festival so if you are hungry for more spoken word or literary stimulation there is plenty to explore.

Victorians you are lucky as previous conferences have taken place in NSW.

Visit the AFTS website for all the details, The full program is available, and you will need to register.
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