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 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.