Cinderella – Our Fairy Tale for April


Cinderella by Elenore Abbott

Cinderella by Elenore Abbott


Good morning fairy tale enthusiasts,

It’s Fairy Tale Ring time again!

Our Fairy Tale Rings have been buzzing away with inspiring discussions around the country. Our local branch discussion groups have brought fairy tale lovers together for some wonderful exchanges of ideas.

Our chosen fairy tale for April is “Cinderella.” Even if you can’t manage to get to a Fairy Tale Ring, you are always welcome to send in stories or artwork inspired by the tale.

The wonderful Jo Henwood has compiled a reading list for the tale to get you thinking. View the reading list here: Cinderella Reading List

Not to mention our chosen tale coincides with the release of Disney’s new motion picture version of “Cinderella.” Looking forward to seeing that one!

If you’re not part of a local Fairy Tale Ring, but would like to be, Contact us for more information.

Belinda Calderone
The Australian Fairy Tale Society


Forget-Me-Not – Exhibition this Weekend in Sydney!


Debra Phillips - Summer Twilight in Skriveri

Debra Phillips – Summer Twilight in Skriveri

Looking for an amazing artistic experience this weekend?

One of our valued members, Debra Phillips, is presenting an exhibition entitled Forget-Me-Not at the North Sydney Community Centre this Saturday, 14th March 2015.

This exhibition is based on eight separate trips into the Baltic States, and is a non-Latvian’s observations and interpretation of Latvian life since 2009.

The exhibition includes paintings, water-colours, photographs, collage and a display of travel journals (sketches, water colours, ephemera, notes) completed during the travels.

Plus, The Artist Talk at 10:00 am is a 20-minute performance-presentation to highlight works of art in this exhibition.

For full details, see the flier here: Forget Me Not Exhibition

Have an enchanted weekend,

Belinda Calderone
The Australian Fairy Tale Society



CFP Closed and Registrations Open!



The CFP has officially closed for our second annual conference, Transformations: Spinning Straw into Green and Gold. We have received some fantastic submissions and are currently deciding on the successful applicants. We look forward to releasing our conference program soon!

In the meantime, registrations are open now!


Conference details:

When:  Just to make things even more enchanted, the conference will be held on a magical day – the Winter Solstice on Sunday 21st June, 2015.

Where:  For our venue, we have chosen the Judith Wright Room at the NSW Writers’ Centre – Garry Owen House, Callan Park, Balmain Road, Rozelle (enter from the Balmain Road gate opposite Cecily Street and follow the green signs to the Writers’ Centre).

Magical regards,

Belinda Calderone
The Australian Fairy Tale Society