Siofra’s Creative Writing Workshops are inspired by the work of Joseph Campbell, whose ‘Monomyth’ or ‘Hero’s Journey’ is a universal blueprint for all myths and stories across the world. Under their apparent diversity, the great myths of humanity present us with the same map of yearnings and fears that every human being experiences on the way to self-discovery.
The Hero’s Journey is not an invention, but an observation. It is a recognition of a beautiful design, a set of principles that governs the conduct of life and the world of storytelling the way physics and chemistry govern the physical world.
In these workshops, you will find your Hero, bring them over the Threshold into a New World full of Challenges and Trials, aided by your Guides and Mentors, hindered by your Enemies and, ultimately your Dragon. . . behind which you will find your Treasure which you must bring back on the Return Journey with skill and balance, forging the Extraordinary with the Ordinary World. This Archetypal Journey can be used for your own self discovery, or for a greater creative project like a novel or a screenplay.
Writing the Hero’s Journey creatively is incredibly beneficial for your own life skills. It enhances your your understanding of life itself. The Hero’s Journey is a fundamental workshop for anyone who wishes to undertake a transformative self-discovery journey.
The Hero’s Journey Writing Workshops run in eight or twelve-week series.
The Hero's Writing Journey - eight-week writing courses
Wednesday 21st February - 25th April 2018
This Creative Writing Journey explores the Myth of Arthur and the Search for the Grail. Joseph Campbell said we are lacking a mythology to live by. This course offers the possibility of experiencing a complete mythology through the act of your own creative writing. You inhabit the myth. You explore the world through that myth and in doing so, you find your own Grail.
"Were I joined with her, then might we live together as one life, and reigning with one will in everything have power on this dark land to lighten it, and power on this dead world to make it live." Arthur, in The Coming of Arthur by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Come and enjoy this unique writing experience. No previous writing experience is necessary.
“Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical. It has been well said that mythology is the penultimate truth--penultimate because the ultimate cannot be put into words. It is beyond words. Beyond images, beyond that bounding rim of the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming. Mythology pitches the mind beyond that rim, to what can be known but not told.”
― Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth