The Girl in Red, The (en)Dangered Woods
Eco poet Cornelia Hoogland from London, Ontario and Hornby Island will give a presentation and workshop.
Hoogland’s book Woods Wolf Girl (Wolsak and Wynn, 2011) is the source of this workshop/reading that leads participants through the woods into the dark underpinings of the fairy tale Red Riding Hood. Hoogland uses slides, poetry, discussion and storytelling to stimulate the images and metaphors of participants’ own understandings of the fairy tale (to use, if they wish, in their art forms).
The more we can tease out the similarities and differences among tales, the closer we can get to its power and meanings. After tens of thousands of retellings of Red Riding Hood, what remains? What has changed? Who/what is truly dangerous today?
When: Wednesday April 11 from 7-9:00pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Centre
Admission – FREE
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