May 10


The power of storytelling

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

EXACT DATE TBC! Stay tuned…

As children we are told myths, legends and stories that whisk us away to other worlds and conjure up places and people we have never known. Can this magical power of storytelling help to give comfort to refugees and migrants and give them a sense of home when they have none?

Award-winning writer, Marina Warner thinks so. She will be speaking about how myths and fairytales have developed over time into ways of dealing with political issues and social problems. Marina will be explaining her idea of how storytelling could be a way to help in the refugee crisis our world faces today.

Join us at Muntpunt Library for this amazing insight into the power of storytelling.

5:15 – 6:30 PM   FULL CIRCLE TeenTalk

Listen, chat and debate with Marina Warner and other teens at this Full Circle TeenTalk.

Language: Talk & discussion in English
Location: Muntpunt, Place de la Monnaie 6, 1000 Bruxelles
Registration is compulsory

Tickets: €5   EXACT DATE TBC! Stay tuned…


Marina Warner is an award-winning novelist, critic and cultural historian born to an English father and an Italian mother. She was educated in Cairo, Brussels and England, and read French and Italian at Oxford University. She was Professor in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex from 2004 to 2014. She is currently Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London. She is the author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, including critical studies, novels and children’s books. She contributes essays, articles and reviews to newspapers, journals and artists’ catalogues. Much of her writing is concerned with an analysis of the mythology, folklore and archetypes surrounding the feminine throughout history, as expressed in art, literary texts and fables.



  • Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale (2014)
  • Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights (2011)
  • Phantasmagoria: Spirit Visions, Metaphors, and Media into the Twenty-first Century (2006)
  • Murderers I Have Known and Other Stories (2002)
  • No Go the Bogeyman: Scaring, Lulling and Making Mock (1998)
  • From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers (1994)
  • Managing Monsters: Six Myths of Our Time (1994)
  • Wonder Tales: Six Stories of Enchantment (1994)
  • Imagining a Democratic Culture (1991)
  • Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism (1981)
  • The Crack in the Tea-Cup: Britain in the 20th Century (1979)
  • Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary (1976)
  • The Dragon Empress: Life and Times of Tz’u-his 1835-1908 (1972)

Full Circle TeenTalks are an opportunity for young audiences (aged 14-18yrs) to interact – listen and talk – with inspiring and innovative thinkers and do-ers from around the world, on subjects relevant to you, in a relaxed context.