Upon a Time: How fairy tale feeds fiction
A Free Literary Lecture by Lela Scott MacNeil
When: THIS SATURDAY, May 14th, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Tucson Hop Shop
3230 N Dodge Blvd (at Ft. Lowell)
Tucson, AZ 85716
“If during a certain period of my career as a writer I was attracted by folktales and fairy tales, this was not the result of loyalty to an ethnic tradition . . . nor the result of nostalgia for things I read as a child . . . It was rather because of my interest in style and structure, in the economy, rhythm, and hard logic with which they are told.” — Italo Calvino
Join us as Lela Scott MacNeil reveals how craft techniques gleaned from fairy tales can be the keys to unlock your toughest narrative challenges, no matter if your hero is a magenta maned Pegasus named Gwendolyn, a hard boiled detective on the mean streets of Athens, or a neurotic bank clerk being crushed under the weight of her own brilliance.
Lela was born in Los Alamos, New Mexico, same as the atomic bomb. She has, at various points in her life, been a young girl in a Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tale, an indie film producer, a scofflaw, a small-time revolutionary, a screenwriter, a big-time corporate marketing executive, a film festival organizer, a tattoo enthusiast, and a recovering New Yorker. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona and teaches at the Writers Studio Tucson.
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New Workshops start July 7th!
Starting Thursday, July 7th, Summer Workshop, taught by Lela Scott MacNeil, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00pm, classes meet at 3861 N. 1st Ave, Tucson AZ 85719, SIGN UP NOW
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