Writing The Dream

with Kelly Lydick Workshop Type: 1-Day, Fall, In-Person, Listed, Multi-Genre
Length: 1-Day
Genre: Multi-Genre
Type: In-Person
Location: Piper Writers House, ASU Tempe Campus» View Map
Date: Saturday, 11 October 2014
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm

The dreamtime is steeped in symbolism and the language of the monomyth. But are they symbols of language and dreams arbitrary? Allegorical? Archetypal? And how do they inform the creative process?
This workshop will look deeply at the symbolism of dreams and the language of the subconscious, primarily from a Jungian perspective. Participants will look at individual dreams* and learn how to deconstruct these dreams to gain a deeper understanding of the structure of story that inherently lives within each of us.
Within a safe workshop space, each writer will uncover the symbolism of their personal dream landscape and use this information to compose meaningful written work. An analysis of symbolism, color, character structure, and narrative voice will inform the ways in which the rich dream material can be used to further develop and hone the craft of writing in the waking life.

*Prerequisite : Each participant must be prepared to discuss 1-3 dreams that they have experienced and recorded in order to be able to participate.

Limited Enrollment

LYDICK4X6 copyAbout Kelly Lydick

Kelly Lydick received her B.A. in Writing and Literature from Burlington College, and her M.A. in Writing and Consciousness from the New College of California, San Francisco (now at California Institute of Integral Studies). Her writing has appeared in ditch: poetry that matters, Shady Side Review, Switched-on Gutenberg, Mission at Tenth, Thema, Drunken Boat, and others. Her nonfiction articles have appeared in Java, Western Art Collector, Santa Fean, and True Blue Spirit magazines, as well as on the home page of ElephantJournal.com. Her work has also been featured on NPR’s The Writers’ Block. She is the author of the chapbook We Once Were, and the experimental work, Mastering the Dream. In addition, Kelly holds professional certifications as a Meditation Facilitator, Past Life Healer, and Gateway Dreaming™ Coach.  She teaches writing and metaphysical workshops throughout the United States, and offers private consultations through her company Waking the Dream.  


Recent Blog Posts

Writing the Mundane in Flash

September 15,2014 When we study fiction writing, we talk about conflict as a means to plot and we talk about tension being integral to scene and dialogue. So in workshop stories, we see a lot of... Continue Reading

When Can a Writer Lie?

September 03,2014 When does a writer tell stories that repudiate his or her closely held convictions? For any writer, authenticity looms large. Write what I believe, I tell myself. Write to promote admirable aspirations, or to... Continue Reading
Page 1 of 2012345...1020...Last »