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The Hero Saves the Planet

All Levels | F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy.” Perhaps the tragedy of our heroes, is that for millennia the hero’s journey has almost exclusively been written to celebrate men of means or athletic ability. In this course, we will create characters that embody a new type of hero and explore story structures that challenge the traditional hero’s journey. We will discuss the possibility of embracing mythologies aimed at exalting environmental sustainability and social equality in order to have heroes who truly do save the planet.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Rena Priest

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 02/28/2021

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$81.00 Member Price:
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$90.00 General Price:

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Rena Priest

Rena Priest is a Poet and an enrolled member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation. She has been appointed to serve as Washington State's Poet Laureate for the term of April 2021-2023. She is the recipient of a Vadon Foundation Fellowship (2020), and an Allied Arts Foundation Professional Poets Award (2020). Her debut collection, Patriarchy Blues was published by MoonPath Press and received an American Book Award. Her second collection, Sublime Subliminal is available from Floating Bridge Press. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Learn more at renapriest.com

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