Posts Tagged ‘Writing’

  1. On Making Stories

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    November 15, 2016 by Unsettling Wonder

    A Guest Post by Claire Dean This morning, the first frost of winter limned the fallen leaves, and as my …
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  2. Feathers and Feminism: An Interview with Arielle K. Harris

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    September 26, 2016 by Unsettling Wonder

    Our imaginations are easily caught up in new interpretations of these familiar stories, and it’s likely we’ll never stop reusing those tropes while we still retain them in our cultural memories. Join us in an interview with author Arielle K. Harris.


  3. Winter is Not Coming: A Conversation with Kate Wolford

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    November 22, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder

    We sat down with Kate Wolford for a long-distance discussion about—well, about the weather, and how it shapes the stories we tell.


  4. Two Folktales

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    September 27, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder

    Over the past few weeks, I’ve been pondering here about stories that speak from wounded, devastated earth—that come out of a place of suffering together with the world we inhabit.


  5. Earth Friendly?

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    September 12, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder

    “The world is made of dirt. A rock doesn’t have feelings.” The flaccid man in the documentary glared out of …
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  6. The Light-Giving Tree

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    September 5, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder

    As I was working on research for something else entirely, I stumbled upon a collection of Monguor folktales, collected from …
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  7. The Golden Goose

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    August 21, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder

    There may be as many kinds of storyteller are there are stories.


  8. The Bones Sang

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    August 7, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder

    Every day at 5.30 p.m., just outside the university campus where I live, someone blows up a mountain.


  9. Lost Weekend

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    February 18, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder

    I wonder whether, as you went through the rolling year, you paused now and then to ask, “Whatever happened to …
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  10. Call for Submissions: Why would Anyone enchant That?

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    March 6, 2014 by Unsettling Wonder

    There are good wizards, there are evil wizards, and then, there are bad wizards—the kind that create the vorpal apple …
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Unsettling Wonder

We craft and tell stories because we’ve stood on the uncertain edge between the waking world and our imagination, between enchantment and fear. And we remember other stories that help us build our own stories, scraps of lumber and fragments of narrative we gather together to make stories for ourselves.

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