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Mariah Marsden


Mariah Marsden

Mariah E. Marsden is a graduate student specializing in the study of folklore and narrative. She is particularly interested in the dynamics of oral storytelling: the ways in which creative power is shared between artist and audience through complex and ritualized transactions, affirmations and resistance. Her current research focuses on personal narratives, courtship stories, women’s folklore, the Ozark region (where she has also organized informal storytelling festivals) and the appropriation of folklore in modern media.

Marsden earned her MFA in Creative Writing & Media Arts, and she is co-author of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: A Graphic Novel. She received her BA in Literature and Theory through the Oxbridge Honors Program at William Jewell College.

Mariah Marsden

Books by Mariah Marsden

by Mariah Marsden and Brenna Thummler - Children's, Children's 8-12, Classics, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Retelling, Youth Fiction

When Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to adopt an orphan who can help manage their family farm, they have no idea what delightful trouble awaits them. With flame-red hair and an unstoppable imagination, 11-year-old Anne Shirley takes Green Gables by storm. Anne’s misadventures bring a little romance to the lives of everyone she meets: her bosom friend, Diana Barry; the town gossip, Mrs. Lynde; and that infuriating tease, Gilbert Blythe. From triumphs and thrills to the depths of despair, Anne turns each everyday moment into something extraordinary.