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Writers and scholars from across the world can now explore the importance of fairy tales in literature and culture thanks to a new project based in Sussex.

Professor Bill Gray, an English lecturer at the University of Chichester, is the brainchild behind the new Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy, which launches next week.
The centre seeks to explore, discuss and celebrate the folklore, fairy tales and fantastic imagination from across the world that has led to best selling fantasy works by writers as diverse as JRR Tolkien, Terry Pratchett, JK Rowling, Philip Pullman and CS Lewis.
The launch of the centre will be marked by a lecture on (9/02/10) given by Dr Diane Purkins, of Keble College, Oxford, who has published extensively on fairies and witches. Further talks are taking place this year, information from  www.sussexfolktalecentre.org

Story sent to FAE Magazine by Hayley Rust

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