Writing Alchemy Episode 5 Summary
Writer and cultural-worker Gina de Vries joins Fay for the reading of part 2 of “Tala and Prince Hart,” which focuses on the humorous antics of Prince Hart’s suitors as their inappropriate, boundary-crossing behaviors get them into trouble. Gina then reads an erotic excerpt about the magic of everyday life from hir current project, How to Have a Body. The following discussion focuses on weaving personal experience into writing, unhealthy patterns that are romanticized within the romance genre, and the importance of centering the narratives of people living at the margins.
Tala and Prince Hart: Prince Hart is asexual, but his parents and many suitors are having a hard time accepting that. When the trickster Tala decides to come to his aid, chaos naturally ensues in this exuberant story that is a playful response to the all too common romanticization of boundary-crossing behaviors!
Story: Tala and Prince Hart
Guest: Writer and cultural-worker Gina de Vries
Tala and Prince Hart: http://writingalchemy.net/fairy-tales/tala-and-prince-hart/
Intro: Kickin’ in the Turbo (Alasdair Cooper) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Transition to reading: Another Version of You (Chris Zabriskie) / CC BY 4.0
Court music: J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No4-1 BWV1049 (Kevin MacLeod) / CC BY 3.0
Bush rustle: Foliage_Rustling_001.wav by duckduckpony | License: Attribution
Romantic song: Jon Sayles playing If Ye Love Me by Thomas Talls, http://www.jsayles.com/familypages/earlymusic.htm
Suitor’s theme: Thatched Villagers (Kevin MacLeod) / CC BY 3.0
Sad music: Relent (Kevin MacLeod) / CC BY 3.0
Podcast announcements: The Place Where I’ll Return To (Alasdair Cooper) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Outro: Everybody’s Got Problems That Aren’t Mine (Chris Zabriskie) / CC BY 4.0