Off-Ki;ter: Fairy-Horror-Tales in the 21st Century
AIA Center For Architecture
As global crises abruptly manifest from invisible viruses, the swelling miasma of greenhouse gasses, world-threatening geopolitical tensions, it’s no surprise that in the past few years, we’ve seen a proliferation of writing that twists and turns from fairy tale to horror story. In volatile times, we look to literature to capture the stark reality of the world as it is and the trepidation of the world to come. Join Pulitzer Prize Finalist Kelly Link (White Cat, Black Dog), award-winning writer and poet Sabrina Orah Mark (Happily), debut novelist Monica Brashears (House of Cotton), and moderator Harvard professor Maria Tatar (The Heroine with 1001 Faces) as they discuss how the surreality of life today illuminates the fairy-tale highs and horror story lows of what it means to be living in the 21st century.