The organization behind the Magickal Women Conference is announcing a Zoom event to be held February 27 – the Magical Fiction Forum. Their website states:
“The Magickal Women Partnership proudly presents the Magical Fiction Forum: Fairy tales, fantasy, magical realism, surreal fiction: this forum aims to bring together leading authors and scholars to discuss the impact and influence of texts that transcend their genre and leave readers enchanted and transformed. Online via Zoom FEBRUARY 27, 2021.
“Tickets are £30.00 for the full day. All talks will be recorded; tickets include access to the Zoom sessions and to the videos once the event has finished. We have not finalised the schedule; speakers are not shown in order of appearance. We await two final confirmations.
“The Magickal Women Partnership exists to organise and host a wide range of events appealing to acadmics, independent researchers, practicioners, artists, authors, and other creators working in the fields of esotericism and occultism.
“Our events include the Summer Salons, an online series of short, engaging talks spanning nine weekends during the summer months; Into the Dark Nights: An Autumnal Gathering; the Magical Fiction Forum which bring together leading authors and scholars to discuss the impact and influence of texts that transcend their genre and leave readers enchanted and transformed; the Saint Cyprian Symposium which brings together some of the leading authorities on Saint Cyprian of Antioch; and our main event, the Magickal Women Conference during which we pay homage to the women of the past who challenged the status quo by embracing mysticism, esotericism, and occult teachings, and to the women who continue those rich traditions through lived practice, performance, and adeptship.
“The inaugural Magickal Women Conference was held on 1 June, 2019. We put together an astounding international roster of speakers, masterclasses, and workshops, including our headline speaker Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki, our keynote speaker Christina Oakley-Harrington, our Artist-in-Residence Victoria Musson, and our Storyteller-in-Residence Baya Salmon-Hawk.
“The Partnership honours all women, whether female by birth or not; please read our full statement on trans-women, non-binary and other gender-variant identities.”