Telling it Strange
Fabulism, Fairy Tales, and Weird Worlds
Sisters who send postcards from deep underwater. Women who rent caves and converse with prophetic fungi. Parallel universes where ballgowns set hedge mazes ablaze. Careless twenty-somethings who take selfies with demons. Janalyn Guo and Catherine Kyle have written weird stories, wild poems, and choose-your-own-adventure sagas. They’ve drawn inspiration from surrealist composers, the expanses of Utah, virtual reality, and manga. In this reading and discussion, learn about Janalyn’s adventures writing an AI guppy, Catherine’s reasons for always teaching comics, and the beauty and value of strangeness.