Wed, 10 Nov | https://www.tlanetwork.org/event-3948092

6-Week Messy, Magical, Life-(re)Making Adventure

An inspiring 6-week online program for creatives from all walks of life through the Transformative Language Arts Network
6-Week Messy, Magical, Life-(re)Making Adventure

Time & Location

10 Nov, 19:00 – 22 Dec, 23:00
https://www.tlanetwork.org/event-3948092

About The Event

We make meaning of our lives through our stories, living them out as dramas and comedies, tragedies, and thrillers, interacting with a cast of characters that we adore, deplore, or don't even know. But we can experience alternative storylines and learn to reframe and rewrite them, with themes and plot twists that are more satisfying, empowering, and hope-filled.

Using a series of collage-making "muse dates," expressive art actions, and playful writing prompts, this course casts you in the starring role of your own life's creative adventure story. What's working for or against your soul’s purpose? What makes your muse want to sing?

Week by Week

In the same way that the muse was called upon in the classical poetic tradition, we can invoke her archetypal energy today to inspire our own creative transformations and infuse our otherwise humble and too human attempts at the art of living with the spark and genius of the divine. Each week you will receive a unique “kissing practice” and writing prompt correlating to one phase of your creative adventure—and a particular muse.  You will also receive additional writing prompts and expressive art actions to fan your creative flame. (You can also use these to develop the narrative arc and rough draft of a memoir— like I did!)

Week One: The Daily Dance—Kiss Your Home-at-Heart Muse

Engage in muse-kissing practices (expressive art actions and creative writing prompts) to “Fill your daily dance with more joy.”

  • OPENING ZOOM session:
  • Course introduction & core kissing practice: invocation meditation, muse mirror collage, kiss & tell writing prompt for Home-at-Heart Muse.
  • Plus additional kissing practices, prompts, reading & poetry to inspire and support you during the Daily Dance phase of your creative adventure.

Week Two: Creative Call—Kiss Your Seducing Siren Muse

Engage in muse-kissing practices (expressive art actions and creative writing prompts) to “Rekindle your passion through change.”

  • Core kissing practice: invocation meditation, muse mirror collage, kiss & tell writing prompt for Seducing Sire Muse.
  • Plus additional kissing practices, prompts, reading & poetry to inspire you during the Creative Call phase of your creative adventure.

Week Three: Critical Resistance—Kiss Your Reluctant Rebel Muse

Engage in muse-kissing practices (expressive art actions and creative writing prompts) to “Resist critics and take a stand.”

  • ZOOM session 
  • Core kissing practice for Reluctant Rebel Muse.
  • Plus additional kissing practices, prompts, reading & poetry to inspire and support you during the Critical Resistance phase of your creative adventure.

Week Four: Open to Learning—Kiss Your Magical Guru Muse

Engage in muse-kissing practices (expressive art actions and creative writing prompts) to “Receive what you need to act next.”

  • Core kissing practice for Magical Guru Muse.
  • Plus additional kissing practices, prompts, reading & poetry to inspire and support you during the Open to Learning phase of your creative adventure.

Week Five: Bridge to Commitment—Kiss Your Bold Bride Muse

Engage in muse-kissing practices (expressive art actions and creative writing prompts) to “Commit to your own path and Self.”

  • Core kissing practice for Bold Bride Muse.
  • Plus additional kissing practices, prompts, reading & poetry to inspire and support you during the Bridge to Commitment phase of your creative adventure.

Week Six: Wild Unknown—Kiss Your Daring Adventurous Muse

Engage in muse-kissing practices (expressive art actions and creative writing prompts) to “Venture into the unknown for new insight.”

  • ZOOM session 
  • Commitment ritual/closing send-off into the Wild Unknown.
  • Core kissing practice for Daring Adventurous Muse.
  • Plus additional kissing practices, prompts, reading & poetry to inspire and support you during the Wild Unknown phase of your creative adventure.
  • **Course discussion board remains open until December 1.

Who Should Take This Class 

Kissing the Muse: A Messy, Magical, Art-Making Adventure is a fun, fresh approach to the craft of creative writing and self-improvement. Designed for creatives from all walks of life, this course is an inspiring, safe space to explore and express your artistic voice through a variety of mediums. Through an inventive method of self-inquiry, participants embark on a personal journey of transformation and integrate insights into their own creative practice and projects. Open to all arts disciplines, writing skill levels, and genres.

Format 

This is an online class, hosted on the online teaching platform, Wet Ink. Students should expect to spend 3 hours per week perusing resources and readings, engaging in several writing/creation prompts, and briefly responding to peers’ work. From our interactions, we sustain a welcoming and inspiring community together.

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