Author Carolyn Turgeon poses by The Faerie Handbook

Fairy Tale Expert Carolyn Turgeon to visit LSSU

Author Carolyn Turgeon poses by The Faerie Handbook

Novelist, editor-in-chief of Enchanted Living, and fairy tale expert Carolyn Turgeon will visit Lake Superior State University on Monday, April 1 and Tuesday April 2, for a fairy tale lecture, Q&A, master class, and reading of her work and public reception.

The fairy tale lecture and Q&A will take place on Monday, April 1 from 6:00-7:50pm in Crawford 303. Turgeon will discuss the process she used in writing her fairy tale novels retelling: Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story (Crown, 2009), Mermaid (Crown, 2011), and The Fairest of Them All (Simon & Schuster, 2013).

The following day, on Tuesday, April 2 from 3:00-4:20 p.m. in CONS 229, Turgeon will give a master class on fiction with the topic, “Writing a Vivid World.”

Following the master class, the public is welcome to hear Turgeon’s work, ask questions about the writing process and purchase signed copies of her books from 5:00-6:30 p.m. during an open reception and reading in the Kenneth J. Shouldice Library.

All aspiring writers and interested readers are invited. Admission is free.

Registration for the master class on fiction is recommended by contacting Professor Mary McMyne via email at mmcmyne@lssu.edu.

Carolyn Turgeon has been editor in chief of Enchanted Living (formerly Faerie Magazine) since 2013. She is the author of The Faerie Handbook (Harper Design, 2017) and The Mermaid Handbook (Harper Design, 2018) as well as five novels: Rain Village (Unbridled, 2006), Godmother (Crown, 2009), Mermaid (Crown, 2011), The Next Full Moon (Downtown Bookworks, 2012), and The Fairest of Them All (Simon & Schuster, 2013).

Her books have been optioned for film by Sony Pictures, Random House Films/Focus Features, and Gaumont Film Company, and published in the United Kingdom, Brazil, China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Spain, and Portugal.

She has published short fiction in Fairy Tale Review and the anthology Haunted Legends (Tor, 2010) as well as essays in Allure, the Hairpin, and the New Inquiry, among other publications. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Learn more at www.carolynturgeon.com.

Turgeon’s visit to Sault Ste. Marie is part of by the Lake Superior State University Visiting Writer Series, which is organized and sponsored by the LSSU Creative Writing Program. It was created to bring highly-acclaimed literary authors and poets to the campus to raise awareness of LSSU’s Creative Writing Program and to bring together the community and college in a shared literary experience.

LSSU offers both an undergraduate major and minor concentration in creative writing. An intimate program with enthusiastic faculty, the program encourages innovation and experimentation as students develop their voices. Students complete coursework in prose, poetry, and performance writing, and are given opportunities to get publishing experience before graduation. Learn more at www.lssu.edu/school-arts-letters/english-language-studies/