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Tales Around the Globe: Writing Gender and Culture with Denise Duhamel

What if Snow White was a California surfer dude—or a skinny-jeans-wearing Williamsburg hipster? What would Cinderella wear to the ball in modern Mumbai—or Ming Dynasty China? What if Hansel and Gretel’s parents abandoned them in the desert of famine-stricken Somalia—or at the Holy Apostles soup kitchen in Chelsea?

Fairy tales are timeless stories with themes that can transcend culture and gender. Join acclaimed poet Denise Duhamel for a reading of her poems based on tales from different countries and cultures. Then, with Denise’s expert guidance, try writing your own poem or story that gender-bends a classic fairy tale character—or puts them in a different time or place.

Refreshments will be served!
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