Fabula, mythos, and modern storytelling
What do our mythologies say about us? 21st century takes on Medieval poetry, stage-bound theatrics, and tales of the fantastic speak to themes of old in new ways.
What do our mythologies say about us? 21st century takes on Medieval poetry, stage-bound theatrics, and tales of the fantastic speak to themes of old in new ways. This panel will feature:
In her rendering of Beowulf, Nicole Markotić offers a rollicking cover song of a fantastical text. These pages will surprise readers as they introduce new ways to embrace, challenge, or click with Anglo-Saxon heroics. Writing original poems, Markotić de-stories the story of one man, who mostly does not play well with others, who fights monsters (and defeats their mothers, too), and who practically invents the poetic tradition of entitled bravery.
Upending the tale with her fresh and enchanting style, Markotić gives a nod to previous translations, winks at canonical critics, bares historical biases, all while gifting transmogrifying pages that will whet your whimsy!
Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land)
Ho Ka Kei (Jeff Ho)
Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land) highlights the repetition of hate and colonialism that occur in ancient myths through a mischievous lens. Since Iphigenia was rescued from the sacrificial altar, she has served as a high priestess to the goddess Artemis on Tauros, where she in turn is to sacrifice any foreigners who try to enter. When she discovers that an exiled prisoner is her brother, they together plot their escape, but are soon confronted by a force beyond their control.
The Echoed Realm
In the second and final installment of The Chaos Cycle Duology, blood will flow as the gripping conclusion to Black Hollow’s fable unfolds. After the dark events of The Hollow Gods, prepare to step into The Echoed Realm.
As Black Hollow’s bloody stain spreads beyond its wooded borders, Miya fights to evade a past she barely understands. The Dreamwalker’s legacy is a vise grip, and it isn’t letting go. Primordial horrors draw near, fables come alive, and long-buried histories rise from the grave, ready to hunt.