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October 30, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: HopCat Detroit
4265 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Staff

Pull up a stool, grab a drink and learn something new.

Just when you think you know classic fairy tales, Wayne State’s folklore expert has a different story to tell. The stories you grew up with may all start with “Once Upon a Time” but they don’t always end happily ever after, and there’s often disturbing themes in between.

Reading little-known tales from the Brothers Grimm and oral tradition, Wayne State Professor Emeritus Donald Haase will shed light on fairy tales depicting homicide, infanticide, suicide, cannibalism and child abuse. Seating will open at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at HopCat Detroit's Huma Room in Midtown Detroit. The presentation begins at 6 p.m.

Haase served as professor of German and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University. He received his Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research on German, French, English, and American literature and film spans texts from the 18th century to the present.

Knowledge on Tap consists of live — and lively — discussions with some of Detroit’s greatest minds. The events, held bi-monthly at various Midtown restaurants and bars, feature an informal presentation by a distinguished Wayne State faculty member on a topic of their choice, followed by dynamic conversation.

All Knowledge on Tap events are free, open to the public — all ages welcome — and require no educational background.

HopCat is located at 4265 Woodward Avenue.

For more information about this event, please contact Shawn Wright at 313-577-4562 or