May 2nd — June 6, 2019
This course was inspired by my extensive research and publication of STORYquest, Make Your Story a Hero’s Journey. I have selected inspirational excerpts by fiction writers, poets and memoirists – works from literature that will show us the many initiations inside successful stories. Books used for this course include Of Water and the Spirit – Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an Africa Shaman by Malidoma Patrice Some, The Five Invitations – Discovering What Death Can Teach us About Living Fully by Frank Ostaseski and The Second Half of Life, opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom by Angeles Avrien.
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Laura Lentz specializes in helping writers access personal stories through deeply themed curriculum and heart opening writing prompts to create content for works in progress. She is an intuitive structural editor and creative coach. Her students become part of an intimate writing community that continues to connect and share work together daily. She will be teaching and on a panel at the November 2018 Kauai Writers Conference. Other workshops include The Muse of Mythology, STORYquest, Mothers & Daughters, Sex on the Page, The Poetry Room and Story Marketing.