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November 8, 2018, Thursday - Big Ideas: Fairy Tales featuring Daniel Mallory Ortberg at The Loft

Time: 7:00pm

Location: The Loft Literary Center, at Open Book (Performance Hall), 1011 Washington Avenue S

Big Ideas: Fairy Tales featuring Daniel Mallory Ortberg

Fairy Tales were meant to function as a moral compass. But on closer inspection, are they even moral? Archetypes and stereotypes abound, and the stories are often terrifying, traumatizing, and worse. Daniel Ortberg’s latest The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror leans into the darkness and asks: what happens when you give a classic tale a contemporary makeover? In this collection, Ortberg subverts tales like A Little Mermaid, Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast, to ask more meaningful questions and re-calibrate the compass. 

Daniel Mallory Ortberg is Slate's "Dear Prudence." He has written for The New YorkerNew York magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine, and The Atlantic. He is the co-creator of The Toast, a general-interest website geared toward women. Daniel is the author of Texts from Jane Eyreand The Merry Spinster

Big Ideas is a series from the Loft that puts literature at the center of dynamic conversations and brings together readers and writers to explore ideas relevant to our society today. 

Pay-what-you-can tickets are available 30 minutes prior to the event on a first-come, first-served basis (even for sold out events). No one turned away for lack of funds. 

To guarantee admission, you can purchase tickets ($15 general/$10 Loft members) in advance through the Loft's website. Doors open 30 minutes before the event. Seating is general admission (not assigned).