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Rewriting Fairy Tales

Join Michael Earp for this full day workshop about rewriting fairy tales.

Fairy tales told over and over hold supposedly universal truths about life. Within them are kernels to pluck out, examine, challenge and then plant in your own writing. Tales that capture our collective fascination do so at their own peril. They are ripe for scrutinising, especially so long after their spoken words were set in ink. They beg to be retold, to continue to evolve as they would have done in the mouths of storytellers. In this course, we’ll examine strategies for doing this.  


  • When: Saturday 14 October, 10am-4.00pm
  • Where: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • With: Michael Earp

About the Tutor

A portrait of Michael Earp. They are smiling at the camera. They are wearing rainbow glasses and earrings and standing in front of a wall of pictures.

Michael Earp is a non-binary writer living in Naarm, editor of the anthologies Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories and Everything Under The Moon: Fairy tales in a queerer light (October 2023). With a teaching degree and a Masters in children’s literature, they have worked between bookselling and publishing for twenty years and were named ABA Bookseller of the Year in 2021. Their writing has appeared in Archer, The Age, PopMatters, The Victorian Writer and Aurealis

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