3:00-4:00 pm, Chapter 16 Stage
Cinderella: Tales from Around the World
Heidi Anne Heiner
You can also view a list of this year's authors here. This is my second time presenting at the fair--I had fun talking about Bluebeard two years ago. And I've been attending as a reader for more years than I can count--not long after it started that is, so I've attended more years of the 25 years than not even when I lived away from Nashville.
Anyway, I will be discussing Cinderella and Cinderella Tales From Around the World for my allotted hour. That will go quickly although I have to think on my feet since I adapt according to the audience that sits down--can't discuss incest themes in Cinderella too deeply if a bunch of school kids appear in front of me! But if there's only adults, that's always what entertains them...
And the Chapter 16 stage is under a tent but outdoors, so I hope for good weather and a working microphone, the latter is a sure bet because this festival is run very well.
I may sneak in a bit about Beauty and the Beast, too, since that is what has filled my brain this year along with Diamonds and Toads, two books coming your way fairly soon. If you want them!