• Term: Summer 2023
  • Start Date: July 15, 2023
  • End Date: July 15, 2023
  • Day of Week: Saturday
  • Time: 1:10pm - 4:10pm PT
  • Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $90.00
  • Member Price: $81.00

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Tarot for Character Development

The seventy-eight cards comprising the Tarot offer an archetypal overview of life: from the child-like innocence of "The Fool" to the mastery presented in "The World." However, did you know that you can also use tarot cards to create characters in fiction? By the end of this workshop, you'll gain Tarot-based techniques to develop backstory, character arcs, and more. Tarot experience is helpful but not required. Handouts included. Participants should come equipped with writing tools and a tarot deck (preferably a Rider-Waite).

Registration dates:

June 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

June 6: Member registration opens

June 13: General registration opens

Kris Waldherr

Kris Waldherr


Kris Waldherr's many books for adults and children include The Book of Goddesses (Abrams), Bad Princess (Scholastic), and Doomed Queens (Crown), which The New Yorker praised as “utterly satisfying." Her debut novel The Lost History of Dreams (Atria) received a starred Kirkus review and was named a CrimeReads best book of the year. Her upcoming books include Unnatural Creatures: A Novel of the Frankenstein Women. Waldherr's fiction has won fellowships from the Virginia Center of the Creative Arts, and a works-in-progress reading grant from Poets & Writers. She is also the creator of the Goddess Tarot, which has over a quarter of a million copies in print, and teaches the Tarot to writers and other creatives. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.