Whether writing for adults or a younger audience, whether comedy or tragedy, the elements of myth, magic and mystery in poems and stories enhance and deepen the work. Using examples from many literary genres, we will write, share and explore. What do we consider mythic? What are our personal myths? How do our beliefs enter our work? What do we mean by mystery and the mysterious? And what happens when we approach writing through meditation?
Instructor Sheree Fitch is currently at work on a mythical, magical, mysterious work (for adults) and hopes to share some of her recent discoveries. She will use brief guided meditation and offer exercises to spark new work or to inspire and integrate fresh ideas into a current work in progress.
About the instructor: Sheree Fitch’s first two books, Toes in My Nose (1987) and Sleeping Dragons All Around (1989), launched her career as a poet, rhymester, and a “kind of Canadian female Dr. Seuss.” Since then, she has won almost every major award for Canadian children’s literature, including the Vicky Metcalfe Award for a Body of Work Inspirational to Canadian Children. She has more than 25 books to her credit, including her latest book for children, Summer Feet, and a collection of moments, You Won’t Always Be This Sad.
Recommended experience level: Emerging and established writers
Dates of 4-week workshop: Mondays, Mar 14 + Mar 21 + Mar 28 + Apr 4, 2022 (7:00pm to 9:00pm Atlantic)
Price: At this time, registration for this workshop is restricted to current WFNS members. However, membership is open to all who write or have an interest in writing. (Find out how to join or renew.)
Member Price: $149