Episode 54: Fairy Tales Queer Art & Film Festival

Episode 54: Fairy Tales Queer Art & Film Festival

With Marissa Cupples, Shone Thistle and Adam Buck

In our latest Living a Creative Life web series, host Adora Nwofor introduces us to some of the people behind the Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival, now entering its 26th year.

Program director Marissa Cupples shares how the festival is celebrating and including more of the local queer arts community, and how inspiring it is to see how people’s art is received. Shone Thistle, executive director of the Queer Arts Society (and our new Calgary Poet Laureate) discusses the importance of providing an intersectional lens to showcase different artists and lived experiences in the festival’s programming — and how much fun the event is. Adam Buck of 88 Brewing Company explains why partnering with Fairy Tales was a natural progression, with both organizations working towards creating welcoming, inviting and safe spaces for everyone.

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Sharing diverse stories of creativity in our city, The Storytelling Podcast shines a spotlight on artists and projects that connect Calgarians to the arts. Part of The Storytelling Project, this series raises awareness about Calgarians who, by living creative lives, are making Calgary a better city, affecting positive change and enriching others’ lives.

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