Contemporary Fairy Tales | Newberry

Contemporary Fairy Tales

Led by Anca L. Szilágyi. One session. 9am - 12pm.
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Saturday, July 18


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Seminar Description

Fairy tales offer rich sources of inspiration for writers. In this seminar, we’ll read stories by contemporary masters of the fairy tale, such as Angela Carter and Kate Bernheimer, and explore aspects of fairy tales such as “flatness,” the presence of everyday magic, and intuitive logic.

One session. Registration – $85

Anca L. Szilágyi is the award-winning author of the novel Daughters of the Air, which Shelf Awareness called “a striking debut from a writer to watch.” Her writing has appeared in Fairy Tale Review, Orion, Lilith, and elsewhere. She has taught creative writing since 2010.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this seminar.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for this seminar.

Registration Information

Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, June 3.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, the Adult Education Seminars staff is working remotely and will be unable to process registration over the phone. For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at

We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.

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