Saturday, June 20, 2015

Happy Winter Solstice Down Under Fairy Tale Folk - Today (21st June) is the 2015 AFTS Conference!

Program cover, titled 'Spinning stories into golden matter', is by Debra Phillips

The 2nd Annual AFTS Conference
Spinning Straw into Green & Gold!
Right now, on this Winter Solstice morning Down Under, Australian fairy tale folk are getting ready to walk into the NSW Writer's Center on the East Coast of the country and gather for the 2015 Annual Australian Fairy Tale Society Conference.

Although things may have appeared quiet here and elsewhere, there's been a lot going on behind the scenes. We have speakers, authors, artists, live music, exhibits, book signings, storytelling performances and more! To see what's going on, take a look at the program below, and there will be live 'reporting' on the AFTS Twitter account HERE, as well as the AFTS official Facebook page HERE.
If you want to add comments, ask questions, or are there in person and want to add your own pics to help those folk who are following remotely have a taste of the event, please add  to your posts and/or tweets so everyone can find them!

And for Aussies, either local or abroad, (and for those who've met Aussies and heard some of our yarns), the AFTS wants your input! We're collecting Aussie folklore and fairy tale lore and stories (and versions and twists!) for our growing collection, to preserve them for the future and study and work with them in the present.

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