The authors consider how we can really look at retelling tales that put girls and women at their heart and allow boys and men to try roles other than the gallant hero.
Nikita Gill’s entrancing new book, Fierce Fairytales & Other Stories to Stir Your Soul, retells traditional tales through prose, poetry and hand-drawn illustrations, giving ‘once upon a time’ a modern makeover.
Poet Rachel Long brings her experience from the podcast Bedtime Stories for the End of the World, where poets play with and rewrite their favourite myths and folk tales.
Yaba Badoe is an award-winning Ghanaian-British documentary filmmaker and writer whose debut novel, A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2018.
The talk is chaired by Sarah Shaffi, who is editor-at-large at Little Tiger Press, writer for Stylist Magazine and co-founder of BAME in Publishing.