Workshop Registration Open for Monstrous Women

Circe_Invidiosa_-_John_William_WaterhouseRegistration for Monstrous Women: A Feminist Approach to Myth and Magic is open. There will only be two sections available; time and day for workshops will be determined according to participant availability.

The Fall workshop will be thirteen weeks long and include five modules: The Shifting Shapes of Animal Brides, Wicked Queens and Witchy Women, The Seductive Allure of the Femme Fatale, Weeping Women and the Female Descent into Madness, and The Monstrous Female Unveiled. The maximum word count will be 3,500 words for each module. The portfolio will include 2-3 revisions (10K max) and these sessions will take place over the course of the final two weeks. Workshops will begin the third week of September and will run through mid-December. There will be no workshop during the week of Thanksgiving in the United States (Nov. 25-Dec. 1). The price is $550 with a 10% discount for returning participants.

Monstrous Women: A Feminist Approach to Myth and Magic

Week 1 (9/16-9/22): Introductions and Instructions/Module One: The Shifting Shapes of Animal Brides (Discussion)
Week 2 (9/23-9/29): Module One: The Shifting Shapes of Animal Brides (Workshop)
Week 3 (9/30-10/6): Module Two: Wicked Queens and Witchy Women (Discussion)
Week 4 (10/7-10/13): Module Two: Wicked Queens and Witchy Women (Workshop)
Week 5 (10/14-10/20): Module Three: The Seductive Allure of the Femme Fatale (Discussion)
Week 6 (10/21-10/27): Module Three: The Seductive Allure of the Femme Fatale (Workshop)
Week 7 (10/28-11/3): Module Four: Weeping Women and the Female Descent into Madness(Discussion)
Week 8 (11/4-11/10): Module Four: Weeping Women and the Female Descent into Madness(Workshop)
Week 9 (11/11-11/17): Module Five: The Monstrous Female Unveiled (Discussion)
Week 10 (11/18-11/24): Module Five: The Monstrous Female Unveiled (Workshop)
Week 11 (11/25-12/1): Revision Exercises/ NO WORKSHOP
Week 12 (12/2-12/8): Critique Etiquette and Methods (Portfolio Presentations)
Week 13 (12/9-12/15): Submission Strategies (Portfolio Presentations)

REGISTRATION: To save a seat for Monstrous Women: A Feminist Approach to Myth and Magic, send an email request for an invoice to Carina Bissett at The fee to attend the workshop is $550, payable to via PayPal. There is a $100 non-refundable deposit required to hold your spot with payment in FULL prior to the first class. Returning students receive a 10% discount. Space is limited.

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Intersections: Only one seat left

goose girl 5Hello everyone. The workshops for the fall section of Intersections: Science Fiction, Fairy Tales, and Myth filled up fast. I only have ONE seat left for the 6:30-9 pm (MST) session on Thursday night.  The dates we will be meeting online are 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, and 11/14. (NOTE: This ends up being in mid-morning the following  day [Friday] for participants in Australia.) We will be working with six fairy tales, and participants will be getting a second round of critique on two to three of those stories during the portfolio weeks. Time is running out. I hope you’ll join us. It’s going to be fun!

On a side note, if there is enough interest, I may open up another morning or afternoon section on Thursday or Friday. TBD

Week 1 (9/9-9/15): Introductions, Into the Dark Wood (prompts), Module 1 discussion.
Week 2 (9/16-9/22): “Firebird” & Bioluminescence, Module 2 discussion.
Week 3 (9/23-9/29): Swan Maidens & Migratory Pathways, Module 3 discussion.
Week 4 (9/30-10/6): “Pied Piper” & Viruses, Module 4 discussion.
Week 5 (10/7-10/13): “The Nightingale” & Automatons, Module 5 discussion.
Week 6 (10/14-10/20): “The Goose Girl” & Future of Facial Recognition, Module 6 discussion.
Week 7 (10/21-10/27): “Hansel and Gretel” & Genetic Trauma.
Week 8 (10/28-11/3): NO WORKSHOP
Week 9 (11/4-11/10): Portfolio Presentations
Week 10 (11/11-11/17): Portfolio Presentations