about Miranda Schmidt
Miranda Schmidt’s work has appeared in TriQuarterly, The Collagist, Electric Literature, Phoebe, and other journals. A 2017 Lambda Literary Emerging LGBTQ Voices Fellow, Miranda has taught creative writing at the University of Washington, Portland Community College, and the Loft. Her recently completed novel, Or Wanting To Be Known, was a finalist for the Nilsen First Novel Prize and she is currently at work on a project inspired by shapeshifting fairy tales.
Writing Feminist Fairy Tales
Online at the Loft
March 6- May 1
Tales as old as time are always being made anew. We reinvent fairy tales, reinterpret them, and retell them. We make them our own in the telling. The tradition of feminist fairy tales is not a new one, but it holds exciting possibilities in our contemporary moment. What possibilities do fairy tales hold for exploring contemporary identities and experience? How can we unleash these possibilities in our work? We’ll read fairy tales by writers like Emma Donoghue, Aimee Bender, and Joyce Carol Oates, and many more; complete generative writing exercise; and learn about the history and future of fairy tales, in order to write and revise our own.