The current featured article is "BREAKING THE PATTERN: ALAN GARNER'S THE OWL SERVICE AND THE MABINOGION"
This paper was presented at Mythcon 24 in 1993. It was an opportunity for me to write about a lovely little book I had always enjoyed. Years later, it had the advantage of being a rare piece of scholarship on the works of Alan Garner, which led to it being selected for inclusion in THE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE REVIEW, vol. 130.
I hope you will enjoy it!
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On Friday this week, I’ll be helping at the GLAWS booth at the Writers Digest Convention being held at the Loew’s in Hollywood. It will be interesting to observe the goings-on. On Saturday, in the afternoon the GLAWS Special Speaker … Continue reading
Well, “new” in relative terms, that is. The paper, “Breaking the Pattern: Alan Garner’s The Owl Service and The Mabinogion” was written for Mythcon 24, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 30-August 2, 1993. It was published in Mythlore 75, Winter 1994, … Continue reading
Because this has been a very tough year for me all around, I fully expected that I would not be attending Mythcon, in spite of the fact that it was relatively near, in Berkeley. I just couldn’t afford it, not … Continue reading
Things have been rather slow around here. There is the perpetual job-hunting that is continually frustrating (as in, seeming to go no-where). Scraping by is no fun. I had hopes my niece Karen would be able to visit, but that … Continue reading
“For Love of Sophia: The Mythic Tradition of the Wise Woman” The attached PDF file is the text of the paper I presented at Mythcon 34, the annual conference for the Mythopoeic Society, which was held at Nashville, Tennessee (July … Continue reading
Back in July, I posted about the beginning of my trip to Mythcon in Albuquerque. But I never did get around to fleshing out the rest of the trip. And then when I returned, I’d written a brief Mythcon Report … Continue reading
THE PEOPLE OF THE LIE IN THE CITY: SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT IN ALL HALLOW’S EVE presented at Mythcon 28, Malibu, California, August 8-11, 1997. All Hallow’s Eve, although the last of Charles Williams’ novels to be published happened to be the first … Continue reading
I have just added a “new” paper to the ScribblerWorks website, one I gave at Mythcon 28 in 1997. “The People of the Lie in the City: Spiritual Development in All Hallow’s Eve” uses a descriptive methodology found in the … Continue reading
The Creature is released from his travel protection. “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, I’m free at last!” (I think he’s over-playing it, but I’ll let it ride, since he’s been wrapped up for two weeks.) It … Continue reading