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Now Online! Petal and Snow: A Fairy Tale Workshop with Catherine Kyle

August 5 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 9, 2020

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Of fairy tales, Lynda Barry writes, “I believe there is something in these old stories that does what singing does to words. They have transformational capabilities.” Fairy tales invite us to contemplate birds who bestow ballgowns, fins that become legs, axes that free devoured grandmothers, and other unlikely scenarios. They are spaces where the usual rules don’t apply, where the impossible becomes abruptly, miraculously possible. In this workshop, we will explore the power of fairy tales and other fantastical stories. Drawing from poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, film, animation, artwork, comics, and music, we will chart new paths into the forests of ourselves and the world around us, shapeshifting and transforming as we go. Each week, we will approach the fairy tale genre from a different angle and create new, standalone work based on one or more prompts. Lessons are designed to embrace whatever genre(s) you prefer to write in, so you are free to stick with one, experiment across forms, or explore hybrid styles. Prompts are built around the following themes and questions (though these are just starting places!):

Week 1: The Woods

Week 2: Heroes and Journeys

Week 3: Villains and Obstacles

Week 4: Helpers

Week 5: Transformations

Week 6: New Horizons

This is a 6-week workshop that will from 6:30 – 8:30 PM on the following Wednesdays: 

  • August 5th
  • August 12th
  • August 19th
  • August 26th
  • September 2nd
  • September 9th



This workshop is being taught by Catherine Kyle!


Catherine Kyle is the author of Shelter in Place (Spuyten Duyvil, 2019), Coronations (Ghost City Press, 2019), and other collections. Her writing has appeared in Midwestern Gothic, Mid-American Review, Bombay Gin, and other journals, and has been honored by the Idaho Commission on the Arts, the Alexa Rose Foundation, and other organizations. She works as an assistant professor of English at the College of Western Idaho. Her website is www.catherinebaileykyle.com.


August 5
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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