This session explores the role monsters play in modern urban fantasy as a reflection of modern thinking of inclusion, diversity, and equity. Monsters are a metaphor for the human condition: vampires are our quest for immortality, zombies are our rejection of a meaningless life and werewolves are our internal struggle of good vs evil.
Right from the beginning authors have used monsters to hold up a mirror to the worst of human behaviour; our lack of compassion, empathy, and unwillingness to take responsibility for our actions. Yet, modern writers have changed the narrative point of view, and given monsters a voice of their own to explore their humanity.
Piper’s short fiction has appeared in a range of publications and a collection of her short stories, The Better Sister, was published in July 2020. Her YA novel The Dispossessed was published in 2021.
Sunday 21st August 2022, 2:00-4:00pm
$10 ($5 for Tauranga Writers members)
Cash only please as EFTPOS is not available at these meetings
For information about Tauranga Writers see our website, join our Facebook page, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunday Focus Sessions are held every third Sunday in the Heremanuhiri Room at Greerton Library from 2-4pm. Work in Progress meetings are held on the first Thursday at the Wesley Methodist Church on 13th Avenue from 7-9pm.