2022 Conference: Welcome!

AUSTRALIAN FAIRY TALES: FLESH OR FOSSIL?

Old stories are travellers across time. Messages left like a fossil to be rediscovered, reinvented.

October 1-2 at Brisbane’s South Bank precinct

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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 campus venue.
We particularly thank Dr Leila Honari for facilitating this partnership.

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PROGRAM

Saturday
Estimated to run 9.30am to 8.00pm

Cultural Walk on Country, with proud Yugara woman Shaniah Thomason
Presenters!
Storytelling Concert, with MC Gail Robinson
Included: Morning Tea, Lunch, Dinner

Sunday
Estimated to run 8.30am to 4.00pm

Keynote: To be confirmed
Presenters!
Included: Morning Tea, Lunch

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REGISTRATIONS will open in August.

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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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 (panel leader)

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

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