Kristen Gentry is from Louisville, Kentucky and received her MFA from Indiana University. She currently lives in Rochester, NY near SUNY Geneseo where she is an associate professor of English and the director of creative writing. She is also a member of We All Write, a black women’s writing collective. Her short stories have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Jabberwock Review, and other journals. She is at work completing Mama Said, a collection of linked stories that explore mother-daughter relationships strained by the mothers’ drug addictions.
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Monday, August 21- Friday August 25, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
We’ve all learned about sleepy Snow White and drowsy Sleeping Beauty. But Fairy Tales worldwide feature heroines with a little more oomph who were much less likely to doze off at inopportune times. I bet you’ve never heard of England’s “Burd Janet” who rescues a kidnapped Prince. And those fairy godmothers who grant wishes and create some pretty cool fashions for their godchildren? They never get any praise for their super-powers. In this class students will explore fairy tale heroines and discuss new ways to look at some of the classics we’ve read since we were just little children. Students will work together to create a class book of their very own modern fairy tales with a twist.