Join author Michelle Ruiz Keil for this generative online workshop using fairy and folk tales to inspire, structure, and enliven your work in any genre. Using a mix of familiar and obscure texts, writers will explore fairytale techniques such as rhythm, matter-of-factness, familiarity, and strangeness, generating new writing and discussing how these techniques can be used to revise existing work. Workshop members are invited (but of course not required!) to read work at a special event on May 22nd. If you are a poet, fiction writer, memoirist, essayist, or hybrid creator, this class is for you!
Michelle Ruiz Keil is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novels Summer In The City of Roses and All of Us With Wings. Her writing for adults can be found most recently in Bitch, Cosmonauts Avenue, and The Buckman Journal. She is a 2021 Tin House Scholar and the recipient of residencies at Hedgebrook and The Sitka Center and the Bloedel Reserve. Born in San Francisco, Michelle has lived in Portland, Oregon for many years where she curates the fairytale reading series All Kinds of Fur and lives with her family in a cottage where the forest meets the city.