Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fairy Tales. Fables. Myth.

Wednesday, May 16. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Small Town Coffee, Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii.

Grimm. Once Upon A Time. Mirror Mirror. Notice how popular fairy tales are in movies and on television? Novelists have long turned to mythology to tell their stories. Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. A.S. Byatt’s Possession. Eowyn Ivey’s Snow Child.

Nationally best-selling author Darien Gee joins us to introduce the new anthology, Don’t Look Back: Hawaiian Myths Made New. We’ll spend an hour talking about how mythic construction, the hero’s journey and archetypes infuse writing of all types.

In the second half of our night, we’ll read. Darien will kick us off. Then, Kauai writers are invited to share their work. As usual, writers will be given up to five minutes to read on a first-come, sign-up basis. Please arrive on time to sign up.

Darien Gee resides with her family in Kamuela on Big Island. Her most recent novel, Friendship Bread, was released in 2011. Previous novels, Sweet Life and Table Manners were published under pen name, Mia King. www.friendshipbreadkitchen.com