Announcing Our 2017 Conference!




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The Australian Fairy Tale Society

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Invites you to attend our 4th Annual Conference

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.Our theme this year is:

“So Many Mattresses: Truth, Reality, Fiction On A European Bed”

Would we recognise an Australian fairy tale if it came to our doorstep, lacking robes of “once upon a time”, looking a little bedraggled? How do we sort truths from transplants?

Many “mattresses” have unrolled in Australia – historical, cultural, interpretative, creative – and more await stimulation by that provocative pea (or gumnut), inducing dreams and imaginings.

Awaken to the kiss of curiosity! What lies beneath? How might you respond, or create your own?

Learn! Create! Meet! Explore! Discuss! Enjoy!

Join us as we venture into layers of possibility…

What: Australian Fairy Tale Society 4th Annual Conference, as part of the 2017 Glen Eira Storytelling Festival

When: Saturday 24th June 2017, 8:30am registration, 9am commencement, 5pm closing

Where: Glen Eira Town Hall, Caulfield, Victoria

Who: All adults welcome. We are a national, intercultural, intergenerational, interdisciplinary non-profit group, also a registered charity. We focus on collecting, preserving, discussing, sharing and creating Australian fairy tales. Our aim is to encourage academics, writers, artists, performers and enthusiasts from around the country to network and share all things fairy tale through a national website, annual conferences and local fairy tale rings.


  • $65 members of the Australian Fairy Tale Society ($25 to join)
  • $85 students & Glen Eira council residents
  • $95 full price



ABN: 31539717636

[Note – Image: “Exotic” © Kathleen Jennings, used with permission]


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