Whispers Between Fairies

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243 pages G Canada
ISBN: 9781393901136
Language: English
Publisher: ​Renaissance Press
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Fairy tales have grown with us over history and changed over the years to capture the human experience. Yet, we often trap fairy tales in the past, calling them "tradition", and it means that certain tales don't get told. Nathan Frechette and Derek Newman-Stille bring out new tales from the old, telling stories from the voices that often aren't heard.

Whispers Between Fairies is a conversation between two authors who love fairy tales and each author takes their own path to find the hidden possibilities for each fairy tale. These are tales of beauty and enchantment... but they are also tales of darkness and secrecy, much like the original fairy tales. They are echoes of the past, but also firm reminders of the magnificent diversity of the present, exploring BIPOC, Queer, Trans, Disabled, and Mad experiences.

Sit back and let our words be a spell that brings you to worlds of enchantment.

Nathan Caro Frechette

Nathan Caro Fréchette

Nathan Caro Fréchette is a queer transgender sequential artist, publisher, and author.

He has published over a dozen short stories, both graphic and prose, as well as five novels, three graphic novels, and two works of nonfiction. He has taught creative writing over a decade, and has a degree in Film Studies and another in Sequential Art.

He was the founder and director of the French Canadian literary magazine Histoires à Boire Debout, an editor for the French Canadian graphic novel publisher Premières Lignes, and is a co-founder of the Ottawa-based publisher Renaissance. He has been teaching creative writing since 2005, and GMing various table-top RPGs since 1997.

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derek newman-stille

Derek Newman-Stille

Derek Newman-Stille is a queer, disabled, Canadian PhD student who teaches at Trent University. Derek is the 7 time Aurora Award-winning creator of the digital humanities project Speculating Canada and the creator of the website Dis(Abled) Embodiments.

He has published in academic fora like Mosaic, The Canadian Fantastic in Focus, and Misfit Children: An Inquiry into Childhood Belongings, and in public fora such as The Playground of Lost Toys and Accessing the Future. Derek combines art, academia, and activism in his work with disability.

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