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DEADLINE 30 June - Creative Writing Summer Course "Voices in Myth and Fairy Tale", 11 - 15 July 2011, Czech Republic

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Post by gap on Fri 10 Jun 2011, 04:17

Creative Writing Summer Course
"Voices in Myth and Fairy Tale"
11 - 15 July 2011
Czech Republic

Voices in Myth and Fairy Tale
The association of children with fairy-tales is an accident of our domestic history.
- JRR Tolkien

Myths and fairy tales are the raw material of fiction, and writing through them provides new access to our own voices. Spending each day on a typical folk 'character', we will work on imagining voices often not vocalized. What does the wicked witch have to say about the story? What the beast? The classes will explore old stories from new perspectives, and consider how traditional tales influence our writing, as well as how to tap them as potent sources of inspiration. As well as individual writing exercises the participants will have a chance to experiment with group writing tasks and dramatic techniques. The course will end in a showcase of different voices from the world of the mythic and fairy tale produced by the participants throughout the week.

Day One
Voice: Animals: Wolf and Frog
Tale: Little Red Riding, The Frog Prince
Accompanying Text: Angela Carter's The Company of Wolves, Ann Sexton's The Frog Prince

Day Two
Voice: Villains: Baba Yaga and the Step-Mother
Tale: Vasalisa the Beautiful, The Juniper Tree
Accompanying Text: Dubravka Ugrešič, Baba Yaga Laid an Egg

Day Three
Voice: Heroines
Tale: East of the Sun, West of the Moon, Adam and Eve
Accompanying Text: A.S. Byatt, The Story of the Eldest Princess

Day One
Voice: Heroes
Tale: Cinderella, Adam and Eve
Accompanying Text: Clare Wigfall, The Party's Just Getting Started

Day One
Voice: Gods and Goddesses: Hera, Athena and Aphrodite.
Tale: The Judgement of Paris
Accompanying Text: Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Target Group: Literary Academy welcomes applicants from a wide range of educational backgrounds.

Course fee: 3000.-CZK (tuition only)

Fpr further inforation, visit Summer Course's website here


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