We'll explore ourselves and the people in our lives as heroes. We'll name archetypes and mythology in the journeys we see around us. And we'll do it all through a lens of queerness, in a space that welcomes those who are queer, those who are not, and those who are still figuring it out. Writers of all levels welcome.|
This series has two workshops. Participants are welcome to attend either or both. It will be offered both online on Zoom (this event post) and in person (more information: https:// queeringyourjourney.brownpapertickets.com). Please contribute as-you-can when you register, to meet our costs. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of ability to pay. Please register for all dates that you plan on attending.
Workshop One: Who's the Hero? (Offered Thursday, October 12)
This is where we'll ask what heroes goes on queer journeys. Starting out with examples of folklore related to certain queer identities, we'll go on to look at our own lives to see ourselves as heroes and find heroes in the people around us.
Workshop Two: Mapping a Heroic Journey (Offered Thursday, October 26)
This is where we'll ask what queer heroic journeys actually look like. Starting out with examples of folklore related to archetypal queer journeys, we'll then look at our own lives to write about how we and our loved ones have gone on these kinds of journeys.
Workshop Leader Bio
Elijah Merrill (he/him) is a fantasy novelist, a playwright, and the Curator of Writing at Gathering Ground. He is fascinated by folklore from around the world, the history of United States immigrants and migrants, firsthand accounts of resistance to tyranny, and theatre that centers marginalized voices. His plays have been workshopped or produced by Somniterum Productions, Parley Productions, and the Bush School Theater. Elijah graduated from Goddard College with an individualized degree focused on fiction writing and history.
Gathering Ground provides community for people of many beliefs and on many journeys to forge and share meaning. We share tools for folks to participate in activities, listen, share, and act. Our motto is: Do Stuff. Reflect. Connect.
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