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CAA/SFC Webinar: Folk Narrative for Writers – An Introduction
August 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Myths, legends, fairy tales, and fables are distinct folk narrative types with specific characteristics, but the terms are often conflated in common usage, and the genres themselves are sometimes muddied in contemporary storytelling. Many writers and readers also believe they are inflexible categories of established tales, when in reality they are dynamic tools we can use to weave familiar narrative patterns into new tales. With this in mind, you are invited to join presenter Ceallaigh S. MacCath-Moran for an introduction to folk narrative and a discussion of its applicability to fiction writing. You’ll learn what folklorists mean when using the term “genre” to describe narrative types, and you’ll learn how to understand myths, legends, fairy tales, and fables.
At the end of the webinar, you’ll be able to distinguish between these genres yourself, and you’ll have a few guiding principles for utilizing them in your writing.
Presenter: Ceallaigh S. MacCath-Moran
Length: 90 minutes (including Q&A)
Level: Basic and Intermediate
COST: This series is free due to COVID-19’s impact on the writing community; space in the live event is limited to the first 100.
About the Presenter
Ceallaigh S. MacCath-Moran (C.S. MacCath) is a PhD candidate in Folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland and a writer of fiction, nonfiction and poetry whose work has been shortlisted for the Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award, nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and nominated for the Rhysling Award. She is the producer and host of the Folklore & Fiction podcast, and her contemporary retelling of “The Belt and the Necklace” fairy tale is currently in development with the Odyssey Theatre in Ottawa. She lives in Atlantic Canada.
Can’t attend on that particular date? No problem — as long as you’re registered, we’ll send you a link to the recording within 48 hours of the live webinar.