Tue, Sep 03|
Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehous
Sharon Blackie, Foxfire Wolfskin
Sharon Blackie’s twelve, beautifully written stories are original for modern readers, but based on existing folklore and fairy tales. In Foxfire, she uses myth, folklore and fairy tales from British and Northern European traditions to build upon her radical eco-feminist message.
Date, Time & Location
Sep 03, 2019, 6:00 PM
Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehous, 202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM, USA
About the Event
Charged with drama and beauty, this memorable collection by a master storyteller weaves a magical world of possibility and power from female myths of physical renewal, creation and change. It is an extraordinary immersion into the bodies and voices, mindscapes and landscapes, of the shape-shifting women of our native folklore.
Drawing on myth and fairy tales found across Europe – from Croatia to Sweden, Ireland to Russia – Sharon Blackie brings to life women’s remarkable ability to transform themselves in the face of seemingly impossible circumstances. These stories are about coming to terms with our animal natures, exploring the ways in which we might renegotiate our fractured relationship with the natural world, and uncovering the wildness – and wilderness – within.
About the Author: Dr Sharon Blackie is an award-winning writer of fiction and nonfiction, a psychologist who has specialised both in neuroscience and narrative, and a mythologist with a specialisation in Celtic Studies. Her unique approach to working with myth, fairy tales and folklore highlights the insights these traditions can offer us into authentic and meaningful ways of being which are founded on a deep sense of belonging to place, a rootedness in the land we inhabit. For more information about Sharon, please visit her website https://sharonblackie.net