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Retelling the Classics

There are challenges and rewards in the re-imagining of a literary classic such as “Beowulf,” Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” or Grimm's fairy-tale "Snow-White and Rose-Red." What is gained by changing the point of view, setting, theme or plot? How does the story benefit from building on a well-known tale and how do the authors make the stories their own?

Jacqueline Carey

New York Times best-seller Jacqueline Carey is the author of the critically acclaimed Kushiel’s Legacy series of historical fantasy novels, The Sundering epic fantasy duology, postmodern fables Santa Olivia and Saints Astray, and the Agent of Hel contemporary fantasy series....

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Maria Dahvana Headley

Maria Dahvana Headley is the number one New York Times best-selling author of seven books, most recently the “The Mere Wife,” a contemporary adaptation of “Beowulf.” A new translation of "Beowulf" will follow in 2019....

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Anna-Marie McLemore

Anna-Marie McLemore was born in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and taught by her family to hear la llorona in the Santa Ana winds. She is the author of "The Weight of Feathers," a finalist for the 2016 William C....

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