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Writing Workshop – Continuing the Mythic Journey…
23 February, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm$60 – $90
This workshop is designed to use discussion and practical exercises to explore all aspects of the mythic journey.
It will consider the narrative arc and its counterpart the emotional arc. Participants will discover how these can be used to aid their own writing to create a story that satisfies our basic human need for answers – however tenuous these answers might be!
Suitable for: writers struggling with the problem of creating a psychologically satisfying storyline.
Throughout time, myths and legends have explained events that might otherwise seem inexplicable.
For early civilizations, Persephone’s journey to the underworld for six months each year – and her subsequent return – paralleled the changing of the seasons, and made sense of their world.
On a more personal level, Icarus’s melted wings acted as warning to those who flew too high, too close to the sun.
Still today, our stories and poems are often described as attempts to understand the world in which we live, through the characters and narratives we create. And we often do this by using the precepts of the mythic journey – mostly without knowing it!
Joseph Campbell wrote his major work The Hero with a Thousand Faces over 50 years ago, but his exploration of the Hero’s Journey through the mythic arcs still holds good today.
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