October 3, 2018
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Faerie Knitting by Alice Hoffman ’73, ’02 (Hon.), Is Here to Enchant Readers and Knitters


Alice Hoffman ’73, ’02 (Hon.), our 2018 Legends Dinner keynote speaker, has written fiction for children, middle-grade books, adult novels and a work of nonfiction. A thread of magic runs through many of them, but her latest is quite a departure from its predecessors. Titled Faerie Knitting: 14 Tales of Love and Magic (Adams, 2018), it’s a collection of 14 original fairy tales about heroines who overcome obstacles with the aid of a magical garment or accessory. The stories are accompanied by imaginative photographs that illustrate each story and feature one of the knitted creations of master knitter Lisa Hoffman.

And should readers yearn for their own Blue Heron Shawl, Amulet Necklace or Three Wishes Mittens, all they have to do is follow the knitting instructions provided.

As Alice Hoffman said, “How fairy tales are told and remembered has a great deal in common with knitting traditions. It is no mistake that we describe storytelling as knitting a tale, or weaving a story or spinning a yarn.”

At 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12, the day before the Legends Dinner, the two Hoffmans will be at the Book Revue in Huntington, New York, to speak and sign copies of their new book.

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 115,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.


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Todd Wilson
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