Big Ideas: Fairy Tales featuring Daniel Mallory Ortberg
Location: The Loft at Open Book (Performance Hall)
Day of the Week: Thursday
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
• Regular: $15.00
• Member: $10.00
Fairy Tales were meant to function as a moral compass. But on closer inspection, are they even moral? Archetypes and stereotypes abound, and the stories are often terrifying, traumatizing, and worse. Daniel Ortberg’s latest The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror leans into the darkness and asks: what happens when you give a classic tale a contemporary makeover? In this collection, Ortberg subverts tales like A Little Mermaid, Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast, to ask more meaningful questions and re-calibrate the compass.
Daniel Mallory Ortberg is Slate's "Dear Prudence." He has written for The New Yorker, New York magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine, and The Atlantic. He is the co-creator of The Toast, a general-interest website geared toward women. Daniel is the author of Texts from Jane Eyre and The Merry Spinster.
Big Ideas is a series from the Loft that puts literature at the center of dynamic conversations and brings together readers and writers to explore ideas relevant to our society today.
Pay-what-you-can tickets are available 30 minutes prior to the event on a first-come, first-served basis (even for sold out events). No one turned away for lack of funds.
To guarantee admission, you can purchase tickets ($15 general/$10 Loft members) in advance through the Loft's website. Doors open 30 minutes before the event. Seating is general admission (not assigned).