R257. New Fairy Tales from the North

Room 3B, Washington State Convention Center, Level 3
Thursday, February 27, 2014
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


“It is a northern country; they have cold weather, they have cold hearts.” - Angela Carter, “The Werewolf.” What does it mean to write fairy tales now, in the 21st century? What does it mean to write them here, in the Pacific Northwest? Four northwest writers will read their contemporary tales, influenced by the old tales and by the landscape of their home.



Maya Sonenberg is the author of the story collections Cartographies and Voices from the Blue Hotel. More recent fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Diagram, Web Conjunctions, Fairy Tale Review, New Ohio Review, and the Literarian. She teaches at the University of Washington - Seattle.

Valerie Marie Arvidson is a writer, artist, and teacher. Her writing has been published in Hunger Mountain, Apt, Anomalous Press, the Seattle Review, and Blunderbuss magazine. She teaches writing in Seattle.

Rikki Ducornet is the author of eight novels as well as collections of poems, short stories, and essays. Finalist for the National Book Critics' Circle Award, she has received fellowships from the Bunting Institute and the Lannan Foundation, and a Bard Medal and an Academy Award in Literature.

Anca L. Szilágyi teaches Writing with Visual Art at Richard Hugo House and the Henry Art Gallery and co-organizes the Furnace Reading Series at Hollow Earth Radio. Her fiction appears in Washington City Paper, the Massachusetts Review, and Western Humanities Review.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Convention Center