Writing from Dreams: A Multi-Genre Workshop with Kelly Lydick
Date(s): Tuesdays, September 4 - 18, 2018, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281 (view map)
Type(s): Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Hybrid, Poetry
About the Class
Paul McCartney’s song “Yesterday,” Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein are just a few creations that have come from dreams. But are the symbols of language and dreams arbitrary? Allegorical? Archetypal? How do dreams inform the creative process? This workshop looks deeply at the symbolism of dreams and the language of the subconscious, primarily from a Jungian perspective. Participants will share and discuss 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 new, meaningful written work.
*Please note: each participant must be prepared to discuss 1-3 dreams that they have experienced and recorded in order to be able to participate.