A creative writing workshop in collaboration with
In this four-week workshop, led by Alli Marshall, we’ll look to Greek and Roman mythology as inspiration to create contemporary works of fiction based on personal experiences.
Ancient myths are ubiquitous — we’re all familiar with Medusa’s serpent hair and Hermes’ winged slippers. These stories give us a common language, and they also provide universal themes and archetypes. Using these familiar templates, we can begin to build our own contemporary versions that borrow from the source while ultimately resulting in something fresh and new.
Writers across genres (fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, etc.) are invited to join. We’ll use creativity exercises, writing prompts, gentle group critiques and homework assignments (nothing too taxing!) to complete at least one contemporary myth over the four-week course. Select pieces may be published, with the writer’s permission, in an issue of HOLLER.
The workshop will be held at Revolve (in the RAMP SOUTH building, 821 Riverside Dr., #179) on Mondays, Oct. 23 & 30 and Nov. 6 & 13, 6-7:30 p.m. Maximum 10 participants. By donation.
Alli Marshall is a poet, novelist and short-story writer. She is currently at work on a collaborative project, inspired by the Hero’s Journey cycle, incorporating poetry, dance, and music. She’s the author of the 2015 novel How to Talk to Rockstars, a member of the spoken word troupe Literary Circus, and the arts editor at Mountain Xpress.
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