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The Fairytale Map

Saturday, August 3
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
St. Helen’s B

In this workshop, we will dismantle and repurpose a classic fairytale to  explore fairytale structure and archetypal characters, feminist and depth psychology interpretations, and discuss the techniques of writers who use fairytale in their work, including Angela Carter, Helen Oyeyemi, Anna-Marie McLemore and Ariel Gore. Attendees will have the chance to engage in a short writing exercise to experiment with the form and the opportunity to share their work.


Michelle Ruiz Keil

Michelle Ruiz Keil is a Latinx novelist and playwright with an eye for the enchanted and a way with animals. She teaches writing with a focus on fairytale, divination, and archetype and curates All Kinds of Fur: A Fairytale Reading Series and Salon in Portland, Oregon. Her published short fiction can be found in Cosmonauts Avenue and the forthcoming anthology Color Outside The Lines. All Of Us With Wings is her first novel.

Michelle Ruiz Keil