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What's Your Heroic Archetype?
Discover your inner hero or heroine in a personal story by identifying its parallel archetype

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Produced In partnership with the San Francisco Writers Conference

This event will take place via Zoom. After you register via Eventbrite the credentials will be sent to you before the date of the class.

Expansive, empowering, playful, this class will explore inclusive legends and myths that add dimension to your life journey. During an interactive 90 minute session, we will use simple prompts and exercises to stimulate memories and imaginations, then share our story ideas.

The timelessness of the oral tradition ensures a continuity of stories, from those tales first uttered to those now told in our new age style. The stories we personally create may not have princesses, magic, or dragons, but the basic story elements remain the same. Tales told throughout the ages, and the contemporary, personal ones we tell one another, seem to fall within certain patterns.

It's enlightening to discover how your personal stories fit: What motifs are you repeating, what tale types do you tell, and what archetypes do you choose?

Lately, we've felt the pressing challenges of our times: a call to action, deeper awareness, or greater engagement. The future belongs to the storytellers who evoke the past and forge a new direction. Identify your potential role by exploring an archetype that resonates with you.

"The most we can do is dream the myth onwards and give it a modern dress." - Carl Jung

Kate Farrell, storyteller, author, librarian, founded the Word Weaving Storytelling Project and published numerous educational materials on storytelling. She has contributed to and edited award-winning anthologies of personal narrative, Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the 60s & 70s, and Cry of the Nightbird: Writers Against Domestic Violence. Farrell's award-winning new book, is a timely how-to guide on the art of storytelling for adults, Story Power: Secrets to Creating, Crafting, and Telling Memorable Stories. Kate offers virtual workshops for libraries and writing groups, as well as performing virtually as a storyteller. Find out more about Kate on Facebook, Twitter, her website, and her blog!

For each class, we reserve the right to cancel at any time and issue a full refund. If you are unable to attend your class, please email [email protected] at least ten days prior to receive a refund. All fees must be paid at the time of registration.  

This workshop is based on Chapter Five of Story Power is available to borrow from the Mechanics' Institute or to buy from Alexander Book Company; Barnes and Noble, or Amazon.

 

 

 

 

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