2022 Conference: Welcome!

We are giving a mini-extension. Registrations now close September 20. Please join us!

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners, and Elders past, present and emerging of the land
on which we stand, which is that of the Yugara-Turrbul people in Brisbane.

We’re delighted that Saturday will begin with a Cultural Walk on Country.

Griffith University students of film, animation and art will be invited to present creative works
in exchange for our in-kind use of a GU Film School venue.
We particularly thank Dr Leila Honari for facilitating this partnership.

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PROGRAM

Saturday, October 1
Estimated to run 9.30am to 8.00pm

Cultural Walk on Country, with proud Yugara woman Shaniah Thomason
Presenters! (as below)
AFTS Award
Storytelling Concert
Included: Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner

Sunday, October 2
Estimated to run 8.30am to 4.00pm

Keynote Panel, with MC Bettina Nissen,
Uncle Alan Parsons, Johanna Henwood, Kathleen Jennings
(Panel Sponsor: Qld Writers Centre)
Presenters! (as below)
Included: Morning Tea, Lunch

Brisbane’s South Bank precinct

Key venues are Ship Inn (opposite the Queensland Maritime Museum),
and an adjacent Griffith University lecture theatre.

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REGISTRATIONSNOW OPEN!
Closed on September 20, 2022, at 6pm AEST.

Registration Fees

$210 Non-members
$200 Conference fee, plus AFTS membership (1 year)
$175 AFTS Member (as at 1 June, 2022)
$160 Presenter pass
* Payment details are in the Registration Form.

Registration Terms

Registrations close Tuesday September 20, 2022 at 6pm,
and due to external catering requirements, no late registrations will be accepted.

Monies must be paid in full at time of booking. This can be by bank transfer or cheque to Beyond Bank.

Registration is for the two-day Conference, and no discount will be given to those unable to attend
the Welcome to Country and/or Cultural Walk. Thanks to a Sponsor, these are cost-neutral to all delegates.

Full refunds will be made for cancellations received prior to Tuesday September 20 at 7pm AEST;
thereafter a partial refund will be given.

BURSARY for AFTS Member

One AFTS Bursary is on offer to a current member to attend our Brisbane conference.
The bursary will cover: a) transport up to $200,
b) accommodation up to $100/night for two (2) nights,
c) a ‘fairy godmother/father’ as conference mentor.
Please note that the bursary holder is responsible for their own registration cost.


Applications close August 26, 2022 at 11.45pm.
The AFTS Executive anticipate a decision by September 2, 2022.
To apply, visit this link

CONFERENCE MERCHANDISE

Visit ‘Austfairytales‘ at Red Bubble for your AFTS and conference merch!

The Brisbane crew – Alex, Bettina, June, Kathryn, Shirley – look forward to seeing you soon!
If you have queries, please reach out to afts.conference@gmail.com.

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KEYNOTE PANEL
Australian Fairy Tales: Flesh or Fossil?

Moreton Bay storyteller Bettina Nissen (MC) converses with
Uncle Alan Parsons, Johanna Henwood, Kathleen Jennings

SESSIONS

2021 Survey of Popular Fairy Tales: Why, how, what, and where next?
Em Chandler

A History of Fairy Tales in Oz: More than one yellow brick road
Jo Henwood

Ancestry as Fossil: Tapping the wellspring of lineage as inspiration
Lauren Elise Daniels, Dr June Perkins

Australian Fairy Tales for Challenging Times
Jenni Cargill-Strong and Liz Locksley

Diaspora and Fairy Tales
Dr June Perkins, Roselle Tenefrancia, Sharon Orapeleng

Fossicking in Fairy Tales: A Jungian sifter for gems in the psyche
Pam Blamey

Gender Inclusive Fairy Tales: The reinvention of therianthropic shapeshifters
Candice Lemon-Scott

How to analyse a fairy tale down to its bones, so you can rebuild it
Melanie Hill will guide us through Neil Gaiman’s ‘Coraline’

How to write a modern feminist Australian fairy tale aimed at children
Catherine Turner

Just a Bit More Time: A story performance with science magic
Liz Locksley

Lyre Bird – Gondwanan Memory Keeper
Melaina Faranda

Magic Dreaming: The ancient art of storytelling and fairy tale journeying
Anna Jarrett

Salonline: A fairy tale web series
Alyssa Curtayne, Eliane Morel, Jo Henwood

Scrapefoot: An oral retelling of the oldest version of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’
Em Chandler

Spinning Sideways: The art of the fairy tale retelling
Faith Mudge

The Rickety Old House: My fairy tale childhood
Laura Fulton

The Value of Oral Traditions
Jo Ruksenas

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SPONSORS

We, the 2022 conference organisers, and AFTS Executive wish to thank:
Australian Fairy Tale Society – for the Bursary, so an in-need Member can attend
Brisbane City Council / Gabba Ward – for sponsoring the Walk on Country
Coldesign GRP
– for sponsoring Lorena Carrington’s conference artwork, and graphic design by Spike Deane
Griffith University Film School – for the in-kind use of their lecture theatre
Qld Writers Centre – for sponsoring our Keynote Panel

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Stand by for more announcements!
P.S. Expect to meet some of our presenters via the AFTS Podcast/Interview series.

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