I'll be on a panel this Friday as part of Can*Con's continuing commitment to provide a pandemic convention, or sorts. I will be sitting with many other wonderful, far better folks talking about folklore and how we use it in our writing. But I suck at explaining, so here's the actual spiel from the folks at Can*Con:
Across genres, writers draw on legends, mythology, and folklore for inspiration and sometimes subversion in their work--both in individual stories, and across their entire careers. Sometimes we adapt that folklore faithfully and use it foundationally in our work; other times it’s a jumping-off point, a faint outline, a passing reference. How do we as writers connect to the folklore that has been passed down to us? How do we make these stories accessible to readers who might not be familiar with them? How much license do we have to reshape and reconfigure those stories in their retelling? How do we avoid appropriation (and can we) when using the folklore of cultures not our own?
This free(!) online event will feature discussion with Katie Bryski, S.M. Carriere, Tonya Liburd, and Waubgeshig Rice, moderated by Kari Maaren!
We're really excited about this one! Check out all the details and register for the Can*Con*Line portal at the link.
So click the link to register so you can sit in on what looks to be a juicy conversation about really cool things!
Okay, I have to go. There's lot to do all of a sudden.