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 Courtney

Alexis Courtney is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, video, and installation. She graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a Masters of Fine Art in 2013. In 2006 she received a Bachelors of Fine Art from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has worked in New York and San Francisco as a digital tech and artists assistant, where retouching and fine-art printing were her main tasks. She is currently working as a commercial photographer while she continues to focus on fine-art photography.


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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 Courtney
Level: All Levels