Creative Writing

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.
-Christopher Vogler

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 8 or twelve week series.

The Hero's Writing Journey - eight-week writing courses

The Heroine's Writing Journey - an eight-week creative writing course Dates: Wednesday 3rd May - 21st June 2017
10am-12pm

Cost: €200
10% off on bookings paid for in full by April 1st - €180

Course Description:
This is a new writing course, based on The Hero's Journey. The Heroine's Journey is an exploration, through Creative Writing, of the Separation from the Feminine, Initiation and Descent to the Goddess, the Yearning to reconnect with the Feminine, Healing the Mother/ Daughter split, Healing the Wounded Masculine and the Integration of the Masculine and the Feminine. It draws from the work of Maureen Murdock, Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung and Clarissa Pinkola Estes

No writing experience is necessary

Please note that this is an eight-week course and commitment for that time is necessary

For booking phone the centre on 01 2761745
The Call to Adventure - an eight-week creative writing course Dates: This course has been re-scheduled to September 2017.
Please contact the centre at 01 2761745 if you would like to be notified of the new course dates when they are announced.

Course description:

If you are feeling uninspired, your creativity may be blocked.
This amazing Creative Writing Journey through Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey, will help you to free your creativity through writing. The Archetypal Hero's Journey can be used for your own self discovery, or for a greater creative project like a novel or a screenplay. Dynamic, Inspirational Writing Course for the seasoned writer who needs to break through creative barriers, or the new writer, who wants to access their imagination and inner world through Creative Writing.

This is your Call to Adventure! Find your Hero. Bring them over the Threshold into a New World full of Challenges, helped by your Guides and Mentors, hindered by your Enemies and Dragons... find your Treasure!

For booking phone the centre on 01 2761745