Little Red Riding Hood Project

I believe the art of retelling can help carry us forward in a big game of telephone. It’s a game that’s been going on for hundreds of years, helping people through some very hard times. And you can help fairy tales now.

I seek to gather as many literary oral histories of Little Red Riding Hood as I can for an online archive of Little Red Riding Hood in a time of pandemic, “The Little Red Riding Hood Project” (link to come).

Here is the full prompt: Little Red Riding Hoods Assignment. The prompt is also in the same link at the end of this message. In the prompt you will find a description of the process, and on the final page you will find formatting instructions.

Please email your “Little Red Riding Hood” literary oral histories to littleredridinghoodproject2020 [at]

Little Red Riding Hoods Assignment

By submitting to the project, you grant permission for your work to appear in The Little Red Riding Hood Project, which is in design now.

Four Stories in The Iowa Review

Kate has four new short stories in the current issue of The Iowa Review (49/3, Winter 2019/20), including “Diamonds,” “I Was Anne Frank” (which the editors kindly published online as a sample from the print issue), “S O N I C Y O U T H,” and “Girls Riding Horses on Cliffs by the Ocean or Sea.” These are from a dream-like story collection in progress, and feature Jewish heroines such as Anne Frank, Barbra Streisand, Fanny Brice, and Anna Pavlova.

Center for Architecture Exhibition!

Big news! Fairy Tale Architecture has been accepted for a show at the AIANY Center for Architecture in New York City. Exhibition dates are August ’20 thru November ’20 with specific opening and closing dates still to come. Andy and Kate are hard at work with Andy’s firm getting ready for this giant honor for the ongoing series at Places. Kate and Andy will offer at least one public lecture as part of the show, which will feature art from the series including drawings, models, and interactive media.

New Fairy Tale Architecture

Along with her brother, Andrew Bernheimer, Kate has curated three new installments to the ongoing Fairy Tale Architecture series at Places. Bernheimer Architecture was paired with the Taoist story “The Butterfly Dream”; Mary English and Xavier Vendrell with Antonio Robles’ variation on Little Red Riding Hood “Caperucita Encarnada pasó un susto … y luego ¡nada!“; and LTL Architects with a Slavic tale called “The Death of Koschei the Deathless.”

New Short Story

“The White Fox” appears in Spacecraft, a journal Kate has admired for a long time.

The Writer Magazine

Kate was interviewed, along with Aimee Bender, Kellie Wells, and others, for an article called “Writing Magical Realism: The Ultimate Guide,” which appeared in The Writer Magazine. You can read it here.

Shirley Jackson Award Nominee & Interview

A little belatedly announcing the wonderful news that Office at Night, which Kate co-authored with Laird Hunt, was a 2015 nominee for the very cool Shirley Jackson Awards in the “Novelette” category. Office at Night is a response to Edward Hopper’s iconic painting, and was a co-commission of Walker Art Center and Coffee House Press. You can read the entire book on the Walker Art Center website (or you can buy an e-book in all the usual places one can buy e-books). Kate and Laird were interviewed about the project this summer by Tobias Carroll for his article “A Kind of Artistic Seance: The New Phase of Literary Collaborations.”

Blanton Museum of Art

Please join Kate at Blanton Museum of Art (on The University of Texas in Austin campus) Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 6:30 PM – 7:30 pm. She’s appearing in their “Perspectives” series to talk about the Natalie Frank exhibit “The Brothers Grimm.” (One of Kate’s favorite scholars, fairy-tale hero Jack Zipes, wrote the introduction to the recently published book collecting 75 of Frank’s Grimm drawings.) Admission on Thursdays is free.

Nilson Endowment Visiting Writer

Kate is honored to be traveling to Southeast Missouri State University as the Nilson Endowment Visiting Writer next week, where she will visit classes and offer a public presentation — of and about fairy tales, of course! — on Tuesday, September 15 at 7 p.m.

1/22/15: University of Arizona Poetry Center

Along with the phenomenal author Ander Monson, Kate will be reading at the University of Arizona Poetry Center on January 22, 2015, 7 p.m. Ander will be handing out a limited edition card from his cool new book “Letter to a Future Lover” to the first 250 audience members to arrive at the reading, so come early!

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