Once Upon A Time at the Sydney Writers’ Festival

Published June 3, 2014 by electricbluegaloo

Alas, I could not be there. Thank you for recapping this session

Field Notes from Fairyland

In this post, I recap and reflect on the Sydney Writers’ Festival session ‘Once Upon a Time: Myth & Fairytale‘, which was held on Saturday May 24 2014 at Walsh Bay.

On my way to the festival, I felt like a heroine in a fairy-story.

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I forged my way through echoing tunnels

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passed high castles

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stopped to speak to a rose

… and wandered up and down the steps of an empty tower (wrong wharf at Walsh Bay) until I finally walked beneath some fluttering pennants and came upon a crowd of people adorned in bright colours.

If I was in a fairytale, I would probably have been the first sister in the tale – the one who is easily turned aside from her quest by selfishness – as I looked aside from my quest for the right venue, distracted by the desperate need for coffee. And then the bookshop. And taking photos of the…

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2 comments on “Once Upon A Time at the Sydney Writers’ Festival

    • I have just read “Full Fathom Five” which is the original title of “Dancing on Knives”. It was brilliant and classic Kate Forsyth (although published as Kate Humphrey). Always good to meet a fellow fairytale lover.

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