Welcome to the Australian Fairy Tale Society’s new website!

The AFTS sparked to life over a casual Facebook conversation between co-founders Reilly McCarron and Jo Henwood in July 2013. Since then the foundations of the society have been soundly built, we have a strong Founding Membership including internationally renowned fairy tale scholars Jack Zipes and Maria Tatar, a successful crowd funding campaign, and a wonderful inaugural conference to set us on our path of enchantment.

Our very first committee was elected at the conference on Monday 9th June, 2014, and I’d like to formally welcome Julie Mundy-Taylor as Vice President, Pam Blamey as Secretary, Danuta Raine as Treasurer, and Jo Henwood (co-founder), Belinda Calderone, and Thang D. Luong as committee members.

This website is a platform for fairy tale lovers across Australia, and beyond, to gather together around the ether-hearth and share in the magic of Australian fairy tales. It belongs to all of us so please feel free to contribute your fairy tale folklore, events, news, reviews, and comments.

Thanks for your interest and support.

From the depths of the forest,

Reilly McCarron.

AFTS President