ONSITE: Telling Stories Slant: Writing Retold Tales

In this generative and interactive workshop, students of multiple creative writing genres will engage with and practice creating “retold tales”—or stories inspired by and derived from existing myths, fairy tales, literature, and other similar sources. These will potentially include, but not be limited to, selections from Emma Donoghue's Kissing the Witch (1997); the short story collection Remapping Wonderland (2021); John Scieszka’s The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (1989); Carol Ann Duffy's The World's Wife (2000); the anthology Mondo Barbie (1993); and others.

Special Notes

  • Please bring pencil/pen and paper or laptop/tablet.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit for more information.

About the Instructor

Alexis Stratton

Alexis Stratton is originally from Illinois but has spent their life in many homes, from New Orleans to South Korea. They received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of South Carolina, and they currently work as a freelance writer in Richmond, Virginia. Their fiction has appeared in storySouth, Hayden's Ferry Review, Blue Mesa Review, and Duende, among other publications, and in 2022, their chapbook Anywhere Else but Here was published by Fjords Review.

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ONSITE: Telling Stories Slant: Writing Retold Tales

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Class Details
March 210 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Day: Sat
Tuition: $90.00
Member Tuition: $81.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Alexis Stratton
Level: All Levels