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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.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
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