R219. Into the Modern Woods: Exploring Fairy Tales in the Contemporary World

Room 11, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Thursday, March 8, 2018
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Steeped in tradition, fairy tales have graced the pages of books and the ballads of bards for centuries, yet this medium of storytelling is far from antiquated. In this panel, modern-day fairy tale writers unite to uncover the secrets of this long-loved form of writing. How do contemporary authors build on classic favorites to create something new entirely? How do different cultural aesthetics play out in the magic realm? Join us, climb the beanstalk, uncover the answers.



Kate Gale

Diane Gilliam, author of Dreadful Wind & Rain, Kettle Bottom, and One of Everything. She received the 2013 Gift of Freedom from A Room of Her Own Foundation, the Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing, the Ohioana Library Association Book of the Year Award in Poetry, and a Pushcart Prize.

Julie Marie Wade

Kathline Carr

Bryan Hurt is author of Everyone Wants to Be Ambassador to France, winner of the Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction, and editor of Watchlist: 32 Stories by Persons of Interest. He teaches creative writing at Capital University.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center