INSTRUCTOR: KENDRA LEONARD
TIME: Two Saturdays, April 4th and April 11th, 1-4 PM
PRICE: Early-Bird until Monday, March 30th: $85 for members, $100 for non-members.After Monday, March 30th: $100 for members, $115 for non-members.
LOCATION: Writespace at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards #208, Houston, TX 77007
LEVEL: All Levels CAP: Limited to 15 Writers Have you ever wanted to write about Loki, the trickster of the Norse gods? Are you enthralled with the story of Persephone and her experience of living in two worlds? Do you want to take a peek inside Baby Yaga’s chicken-leg house? In this course, we will explore ways of writing with ancient and modern myths, creating and developing mythical characters, settings, and plots for our writing, and respectfully using myths from cultures that are not our own. Led by poet Kendra Leonard, whose work often draws on the myths of ancient Greece and other mythic materials, participants will learn how to research myths for inspiration, relocate mythic figures to different times and places, and develop frameworks for thinking about how myth resonates or is in opposition with our own outlooks and values. We will have ample time for in-class writing, ranging from free-writing and brainstorming exercises, to writing about characters from myth, to incorporating myth into poetry, stories, and other genres. Feel free to bring a work in progress or start a brand new piece of writing as part of this seminar.
PRICE: Early-Bird until Monday, March 30th: $85 for members, $100 for non-members. After Monday, March 30th: $100 for members, $115 for non-members.