Tales as Old as Time: Modernizing Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends
Prometheus stealing fire from the gods. Pandora opening a box. Atlantis. Paradise lost. Vampires. Some myths have stood the test of time, and the reason is simple — they resonated with their cultures, and they resonate with us. As writers, we can learn so much from these tales that are as old as time (yes, just like Beauty and the Beast). On October 5th, join author and folklorist Kate Ristau at The Washington County Writers Forum as she explores what we can take away from the myths that persist and the characters that keep fighting, stealing, and tricking their way into immortality.
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Norwescon is the Pacific Northwest’s Premier Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention and one of the largest regional Science Fiction and Fantasy conventions in the United States. While maintaining a primarily literary focus, Norwescon is large enough to provide a venue for many of the other aspects of Science Fiction and Fantasy and the interests of its fans such as anime, costuming, art, gaming, and much, much more.
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Switch it Up! Fall in Love Again
Saturday, April 21 & Sunday April 22, 2018
10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Class meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington
Instructors: Tina Connolly and Kate Ristau
for writers at all levels
Limited to 12 students
Fall in love again… with your manuscript. Got a piece of writing you’ve been looking at so long you’re not sure what you’re doing anymore? Find yourself stuck at a literary impasse? Maybe you’re just feeling burnt out in general and wondering where the good times went. Bring your literary darlings for a play date with Tina and Kate, and have a little fun with form and function. Refocus on what you really love about your storyline, characters, or plot by building castles with us for a day in a brand new sandbox. Or, start on something entirely new! We’ll free up those creative juices and find you a new way of looking at, thinking about, or honing your writing. Business, branding, rules — blah, blah, blah. Let’s make creating stories fun again and bring back the joy. This is a day to remember how much we love what we’re doing, and why.
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