‘Fairy Adventures – The Ouevre’
Since “entering the fairy realm” (becoming Fairy Poppilina), I have provided regular storytelling in two bookshops [Lesley McKay’s Bookshop, Woollahra, SYDNEY and The Potts Point Bookshop, Potts Point, SYDNEY], as well as touching down in preschools, daycare centres and schools for various units of study, including fairytales, the narrative and sense of belonging and BOOK WEEK in libraries in Sydney and Queensland. I have also had the pleasure of sprinkling fairy magic on various private fairy parties in SYDNEY, THE GOLD COAST AND BRISBANE.
I flitter and flutter between SYDNEY, THE GOLD COAST AND BRISBANE due to my unique situation (freelance work and having two darling daughters in these locations). Therefore, I am able to fairy service these three areas.
There is simply no end to ‘story magic’ and the power of literature. In my opinion, storytelling and imagination saves lives. I believe in its redemptive power and its potentially world-changing emancipatory potential, which basically means it can help people and free people! I relish my role as a children’s storyteller/fairytale teller because I believe in this powerful art form.
I also consider fairytales to be “a beguiling paradox. Familiar and mysterious, earthy and ethereal, lucid and absurd. They seek to illuminate greater truths via the dark woods of our consciousness. But more than anything else, they fire our imagination, having crept into our collective psychoses as bedtime scriptures from an imaginary time and place”.