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Friday, November 10 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Fairy Tales, Joseph Campbell, and the Heroine's Journey
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Is the literary journey of a female hero inherently different from that of a male hero, or are the differences more about us (as the writers of these journeys) wanting our daughters to learn different lessons from our sons? How has the tradition shifted in recent times?

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Ellen Asher

Ellen Asher edited the Science Fiction Book Club for 34 years 3 months and 20 days, thus achieving her life's ambition of beating John Campbell's record as the person with the longest tenure in the same science fiction job. Now that she has retired, she amuses herself by riding horses... Read More →
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Vikki Ciaffone

Vikki Ciaffone has been reading and writing since a freakishly young age. She is a freelance editor and writer, and has worked for Spencer Hill Press. She knows a little bit about an astonishing number of largely irrelevant things. In her spare time, she plays craps with the Fates... Read More →
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Elizabeth Crowens

Elizabeth Crowens is the pen name for a veteran writer who is a regular contributor to Blackgate.com. A 15-year veteran of the film industry in Hollywood, a member of Mystery Writers of Americam the Horror Writers Association, Sisters in Crime and Broad Universe. A blackbelt in martial... Read More →
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Ef Deal

Ef Deal publishes fantasy, SF, and horror, mostly in small doses. Her work has been published in Eternity Online, The Fortean Bureau, Flashshots: Daily Genre Fiction, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Silver Blade Magazine. When she's not writing, she's with drum and... Read More →
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April Grey

April Grey's short stories can be found in various anthologies, both in print and on-line. Her collections of short stories, The Fairy Cake Bake Shoppe, and I'll Love You Forever are also available through Amazon. She is the editor of Hell's Garden: Bad, Mad and Ghostly Gardeners... Read More →
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Barbara Selletti

Barbara J. Selletti is an academic librarian, genealogist and historic researcher. She and her husband are active in the living history and historical preservation communities. Barbara has a Masters in Pastoral Counseling and works with bereavement groups. She has a deep interest... Read More →


Friday November 10, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Plaza III