Monday, November 14, 2011

SDSU: Fairy Tale Author-in-Residence Kate Bernheimer

From the SDSU Literature Department News:

Kate Bernheimer will be our first Fairy-Tale Author-in-Residence at San Diego State University (SDSU), on Nov. 14-15.

Kate Bernheimer has published novels, stories, children’s books, and essays on fairy tales, and has edited three influential fairy-tale anthologies. Her most recent book is Horse, Flower, Bird, “a collection readers won’t soon forget, one that redefines the fairy tale into something wholly original” (Booklist). She is the author novels trilogy about three sisters—The Complete Tales of Ketzia Gold, The Complete Tales of Merry Gold, and The Complete Tales of Lucy Gold—about which Katrhyn Davis wrote"it is Kate Bernheimer's formidable act of sorcery to take the fairy tale--that most ancient of forms--and turn it into something so brand-new under the sun" (FC2). Her children's book, The Girl in The Castle inside The Museum (Random House/Schwartz & Wade Books), was named one of the Best Books of 2008 by Publishers Weekly. Forthcoming children’s books include The Lonely Book, and The Girl Who Wouldn’t Brush Her Hair (both Random House/Schwartz & Wade Books). She has published work in many distinguished literary journals, including Tin House, Western Humanities Review, Poetry International, and The Massachusetts Review. Her influential anthologies include My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales (Penguin), Mirror, Mirror on The Wall: Women Writers Explore Their Favorite Fairy Tales (Anchor/Vintage), and Brothers and Beasts: An Anthology of Men on Fairy Tales (Wayne State University Press). In 2005, she founded, and currently remains editor of, Fairy Tale Review, the leading literary journal dedicated to fairy tales as a contemporary art form.

More information is available at:
Monday, Nov. 14
2pm-3.15pm Creative Writing Workshop, Student Services West 2512

7pm: Fiction Reading at the Love Library, room LL430

Tuesday, Nov. 15
3.30pm-4.30pm: Talk on Fairytales at the Love Library, room LL 430

Kate's visit is co-sponsored by Children's Literature Center, Poetry International, Poetry Translation Club, CASE, SDSU Library, Associated Students, Poets & Writers Magazine and the English Department at SDSU.

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