Much like how an art museum might present a special exhibit, the Loft is introducing seasonal thematic programming. Our themes will help connect you across many of the Loft program offerings. We believe that poems and stories can be an important lens through which to view the world, and these themes will compel us all to look at the words we write and authors we read in new ways.
This fall, our theme will be Fairy Tales: Some see fairy tales as simple escape dressed up in ball gowns but, when you look more closely, these stories have been shared across generations and continents as a way to cope, warn, and instruct. They deal with injustice, violence, contradictions, and sometimes transformation. This fall, we will examine the classics, present contemporary tales, and write our own new endings.
In addition to the events and classes listed below, the Loft plans to re-launch our podcast with a six episode season dedicated to fairy tales, post regular content on the blog from guest writers on fairy tales, and offer a school residency on fairy tales (contact Melissa Wray at mwray (at) loft.org to learn more about how your school can participate).
We invite you to explore our fall theme of Fairy Tales in as many ways as interest you.
WAYS TO PARTICIPATE IN FAIRY TALES
FAIRY TALES EVENTS
FAIRY TALES CLASSES
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