Creative Writing Series
Join us for a Creative Writing workshop led by a writer, actor, and director. Attend 1 class or all 4! Ticket options available.
Do you have a great idea for a story? Are you trying to figure out how to get started? Wondering how to flesh out your story? Wondering how it’s going to end? Or do you know the ending, but need to figure out how it all began? Who are you telling your story to?
There are a lot of possibilities, and sometimes we need help to figure out what are the most interesting and effective choices. Using the traditional construct of the Hero’s Journey as a launching off point, Shomee will help you figure out your story, in whatever medium you want to work in: be it short story, novel, play, film, or even to find better ways to tell stories to friends, family, on social media, around the dinner table, bedtime, so many possibilities. We’ll figure that out together.
Session 1 (Feb. 26th): First 2 Stages of the Hero’s Journey: 1) The Ordinary World and, 2) The Call to Adventure - Understanding how to begin and develop the core idea of your story and identify the obstacles and issues that your story raises.
Session 2 (Mar. 4th): The next four stages: 3) The Refusal of the Call, 4) The Meeting with The Mentor(s), 5) The Crossing the First Threshold and, 6) Tests, Allies, Enemies - Building the road your story will take and exploring the players involved on that journey.
Session 3 (Mar. 11th): The Central Stages: 7) the Approach(es): Setbacks, 8) The Major Ordeal: “The Belly of the Whale” - The Central Obstacle(s) that pulse(s) through your entire story; The core issue at the heart of your story that reveals the struggles and hardships and major complications of your story.
Session 4 (Mar. 18th): The Final Stages: 9) The Reward, 10) The Road Back, 11) The Resurrection Hero, 12) The Return with the Elixir - Revealing the core lessons learned from mistakes or wrong turns, and finding the way forward and path towards a final culmination of events that reaches a climax and reveals the outcome and conclusion to your story.
Tickets: You can purchase all 4 classes in a pack (1 free class with this offer) OR you can pay per class. Shomee is able to work with you individually if you miss a session and need to be brought up to speed in the next session.
No experience required. Writing materials are included with your ticket.
What to bring:
- An original storytelling project
These sessions will be held after hours at Noble Coffee Co. It will be a private space for Boomerang members only.