Re-imagining a Fairy Tale Classic for the Fantasy Lover - Alexandra Christo

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17 November | 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm
National Maritime Museum
Lost in a Book - A Festival of Stories

Alexandra Christo considers how familiar childhood tales can be recreated for a modern fantasy audience.  From cursed kingdoms, to witches out for blood and monsters mimicking humans, for most of us fairytales are our first introduction into the world of fantasy and magic. Alexandra draws on her own experience to demonstrate how a well-known tale can be twisted into something entirely new, combining dark magic with real-world politics, to create a seductive and sinister story sure to thrill fantasy lovers. 

Alexandra Christo is the author of To Kill a Kingdom, a modern fantasy take on The Little Mermaid. She decided to write books when she was four and her teacher told her she couldn't be a fairy. She has a BA in Creative Writing and works as a copywriter in London, both of which make her sound more grown up than she feels. When she's not busy making up stories, she can be found buying far too many cushions and organizing food crawls all over the city.  Alexandra currently lives in Hertfordshire with an abundance of cacti (because they're the only plants she can keep alive).

All sessions are free but space is limited so to avoid disappointment you will need to book your seat prior to coming to the Museum.