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FRACTURED FAIRYTALES

Course ID 40206
Price $60.00 (GST included)
Status Module is finished.
Location 678-680 Military Road, Spit Junction
Tutor Keith Whelan
Sessions 1 session of 1.5 hours
Start date Saturday, 22 October 2016
Finish date Saturday, 22 October 2016
Time 12.00pm - 2.00pm

Come along to the Fractured Fairytales Workshop and have some fun modernising classic fairytales!

Fractured Fairytales are traditional fairy tales, rearranged to create new plots with fundamentally different meanings or messages. Fractured fairy tales are closely related to fairy-tale parodies, but the two serve different purposes: parodies mock individual tales and the genre as a whole; fractured fairy tales, with a reforming intent, seek to impart updated social and moral messages.

Fractured fairytales are designed to be humorous by changing the story in an unexpected way; altering characters or adding a modern language and events.

A class for children 10years +

About the presenter


Keith Whelan

I have worked for several national and local newspapers as well as freelancing and have been teaching creative writing for the past eight years in Ireland and Australia.

Amongst the libraries I have taught in are Wyong Shire Council, Cessnock City Council, The Hills Council, Hornsby Council, Burwood Council, Holroyd Library, Ashfield Library, Warringah Library City of Ryde Council and Port Stephens Council.

I have also conducted a Creative Writing as part of the John Hopkins CTYI Programme in the University of Limerick, Ireland as a ten week course and also as part of the curriculum at the Centre for Adult Education at the University of Limerick.

The course has also been included in several Library Programmes for Children's Book Festival and Writer's Weeks in Ireland. I also teach at the University of Sydney - Centre for Continuing Education, WEA Hunter, Central Coast Community College, Hornsby / Kur-un-gai Community College, Kur-un-gai Arts Centre, Newcastle Museum and Tuggerah Lakes Community College



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