Fairytale master to speak at 2017 Fletcher Lecture Series

THIBODAUX, La. — Fairytale author and associate professor of English at the University of Arizona Kate Bernheimer will join the Nicholls campus as the guest speaker for the 2017 Fletcher Lecture Series on Thursday, Oct. 5.

Bernheimer will host a question-and-answer session at 11 a.m. in Le Bijou Theatre. At 6:30 p.m., she will deliver a lecture, titled “Modern American Fairy Tales,” in the Gouaux Hall auditorium. The talk is free and open to the public.

Described as “one of the living masters of the fairy tale” Bernheimer has published five books, a collection of short stories and three children’s books. Her published works include “The Complete Tales of Ketzia Gold” in 2001, “The Complete Tales of Merry Gold” in 2006, “The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum” in 2008, “Horse, Flower, Bird” in 2010,  “The Complete Tales of Lucy Gold” in 2011, “The Lonely Book” in 2012, “The Girl Who Wouldn’t Brush Her Hair” in 2013, “Office at Night” and “How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales” in 2014.

She was the editor of the best-selling book, “My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales” in 2010.

Sponsored by the Fletcher Lecture Committee, the Department of Languages & Literature, and the Nicholls Student Programming Association, the Fletcher Lecture Series is in its 32nd year. Last year, NPR radio host Nick Spitzer was the guest speaker. Other previous speakers include Benh Zeitlin, director of “Beasts of the Southern Wild;” Marilynne Robinson, author of Pulitzer Prize Award-winning novel, “Gilead;” and Samuel Pickering, English Professor at the University of Connecticut in Storrs and inspiration for Mr. Keating from the movie, ”Dead Poets Society.”


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