Our 3rd Annual Conference is THIS Weekend!

Instagram banner of FINAL APPROVED Australian Fairy Tale Society 2016 Conf Program

‘Into the Woods’ is a phrase that has become closely linked to the fairytale genre. It conjures up all manner of fairytale images, such as roguish wolves waiting behind trees and lost children stumbling upon gingerbread houses. But how does it translate into the Australian fairytale tradition? The third annual conference will explore what happens when we venture … ‘Into the Bush’, and will include academic papers, readings, music and storytelling performances.

(from the City of Glen Eira website)

This year, we are having our conference in the lovely state of Victoria, at the Glen Eira Town Hall in Caulfield. You can check the great presentations we have lined up HERE.

It’s also a great opportunity to have a full day of rubbing elbows with fairy tale enthusiasts and experts of all kinds, over cups of tea and delicious offerings during the breaks too.

In addition, we’ll be live tweeting, and posting on Facebook and Instagram using #aftsconf2016. Feel free to join the conversation by using the hashtag, whether you’re at the conference or following along from afar.

Hope to see you there! (Psst! Make sure to register before Sunday!)

It’s Almost Fairy Tale Ring Time!

AFTS FTR July 2015 Rapunzel

We have a recommended reading list being put together by the extraordinary Jo Henwood and it appears there is no lack of things to discuss when is comes to Rapunzel. The list has continued to grow daily with additional suggestions from all quarters and Jo is busy spinning it all together it all into a handy reference for research, inspiration and discussion gold. We should be posting it in the next day or so… stay tuned!