THE SEASON OF THE CROW
Registration for Intersections in Fairy Tales and Myth is now OPEN. Time and day for workshops will be determined according to participant availability. The course will begin September and run through the first week of December.
Currently, the proposed schedule is as follows:
SECTION I: Mondays from 9-11:30 am (PST), 10 am-12:30 pm (MST), 11 am-1:30 pm (CST), 12-2:30 (EST); 5-7:30 pm (BST)
SECTION II: Tuesdays from 4:30-7 pm (PST), 5:30-8 pm (MST), 6:30-9 pm (CST), 7:30-10 pm (EST); Wednesdays 9-11:30 am (AEDT)
SECTION III: Wednesdays from 10-12:30 pm (PST), 11 am-1:30 pm (MST), 12-2:30 pm (CST), 1-3:30 (EST); 6-8:30 pm (BST)
Schedule subject to change based on participant availability. For conversion check https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/. If there is enough interest, we may add an additional workshop on Friday afternoon or on the weekend. Send an email with your preferred time and day, and we will see what we can do.
Note: Daylight Savings Time changes to Standard Time in the U.S. and Canada on Nov. 6. Australia switches to Daylight Savings Time on Oct. 2. This means that the meeting will adjust to 10 am-12:30 pm (Oct. 2-Nov. 5) and again from 11 am-1:30 pm (Nov. 6-Dec. 11).
The Storied Imaginarium has been running online generative writing workshops since 2016 and now has participants from destinations worldwide. Writers have published stories from workshops in a wide array of anthologies and magazines including Apex Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, Daily Science Fiction, Escape Pod, Fantasy Magazine, Mermaids Monthly, and PULP Literature. Check out stories published by our workshop participants and our testimonials page. Our flexible program and synchronous remote format makes it possible for writers to connect from different countries working across multiple time zones, which creates an engaging and exciting community!
THE SEASON OF THE CROW workshop is twelve weeks long and includes five modules. Participants are encouraged to write a poem, short story, or essay (3K maximum word count) for each module. Alternating weeks are dedicated to study, discussion, and writing prompts. At the end of the course, writers will present one revision (5K maximum word count). The price to join THE SEASON OF THE CROW is $600 with a 10% discount for returning participants.
Materials for THE SEASON OF THE HARE include:
- MODULE 1: Corvidae Tales & Tricksters and Psychopomps (Fairy tales, fables, and myths about ravens and crows.)
- MODULE 2: Fairy Fruit & Temptation and Taboos (“The Goblin Market,” The Garden of Earthly Delights: A Study in Symbolism, cultural myths associated with fruits)
- MODULE 3: Culinary Horror & Cultural Cannibalism (Select fairy tales and myths on the theme of cannibalism, cultural depictions of anthropophage, cryptids)
- MODULE 4: Fairy Queens & Human Trafficking (Selections from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Le Morte d’Arthur, “Tam Lin,” and “Thomas the Rhymer”)
- MODULE 5: The Color Green & Comic Culture (Green Man folklore, “The Green Children of Woolpit,” Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, superheroes)
REGISTRATION: To save a seat for Intersections: Science Fiction, Fairy Tales and Myth, send an email request for an invoice to Carina Bissett at email@example.com. The fee to attend the workshop is $600, payable to firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Workshops are capped at six participants per group (plus facilitator!)
This series of interactive and generative workshops offers and the opportunity to explore fairy tales and other traditional tales, paired with strange and marvelous concepts. You’ll have an opportunity to workshop five new stories or poems, and a portfolio piece you’ve revised based on the workshop discussions. This is a supportive and generative workshop that combines reading, discussion, writing, and feedback.
Week 1 (9/5-9/11): Retellings: Into the Dark Woods & Discussion of Module 1 reading material
Week 2 (9/12-9/18): Module 1 Story Workshop
Week 3 (9/19-9/25): Discussion of Module 2 reading material & prompts
Week 4 (9/26-10/2): Module 2 Story Workshop
Week 5 (10/3-10/9): Discussion of Module 3 reading material & prompts
Week 6 (10/10-10/16): Module 3 Story Workshop
Week 7 (10/17-10/23): Discussion of Module 4 reading material & prompts
Week 8 (10/24-10/30): Module 4 Story Workshop
NO WORKSHOP (10/31-11/6) World Fantasy Convention
Week 9 (11/7-11/13): Discussion of Module 5 reading material & prompts
Week 10 (11/14-11/20): Module 5 Story Workshop
NO WORKSHOP (11/21-11/27) Thanksgiving (United States)
Week 11 (11/28-12/4): Revision & Submission Strategies
Week 12 (12/5-12/11): Portfolio Presentations
What you get:
- An introductory lesson exploring the history of the fairy tale, and various approaches to creating new works that draw on this rich and strange tradition.
- Five lessons that combine a tale and a scientific or cultural concept, each of which includes traditional and contemporary tales, writing prompts, and stimulus information about the paired concept.
- Twelve face-to-face workshops, delivered via Zoom and facilitated by The Storied Imaginarium’s passionate writers and teachers.
- Access to a private Facebook group where you can interact with your facilitator and fellow workshop participants.
- Access to a shared drive to upload your stories for workshopping.
- An opportunity to share and discuss five of your original stories, plus an extra week when you can resubmit one story you’ve revised on the basis of the workshop discussion.
- Written and oral feedback on the five stories + portfolio that you submit from both your peers in the workshop, and your workshop facilitator, including advice on potential markets for your work.