The Writers Passage
is a year-long journey into working creatively with the great myths, legends and literary works that form the poetic heritage of humanity. It is not an intellectual study, but a living recapitulation of human experience through the practice of creative writing. The course is suitable for both beginners and seasoned writers.
In the first term we will travel through the childhood of language to build the foundations of creative language use. We will explore the elemental power of sound and tap the potency of childhood rhymes, wishes, spells, dreams and the imaginative tale before exploring creation myth
The second term will lead us into the biography of the universally human. We will explore the sacred texts of Old India and Persia, the myth of Inana, the tale of Gilgamesh, the Egyptian ‘Weighing of the Heart’ and Hebrew texts.
In term three we encounter the Greek spirit through the love poems of Sappho and Homer’s Odyssey. The journey continues with the exploration of Christian and Gnostic texts and Celtic and Germanic works.
In term four we will meet the epic of Parsifal, Dante, the Persian Poet Rumi, Shakespeare, the Romantics, Buddha’s sermons, Japanese Haiku and the Modernists.
The interactive structure of the course limits the number of participants. Please enrol early to secure your place in the programme.
Where and When
Friday Mornings 9.30 – 12noon at FAWWA Mattie Furphy House, Allen Park, Swanbourne
Term 117 Feb – 30 Mar 2012 Term 2 27 Apr – 22 Jun 2012
27 Jul – 21 Sep 2012Term 4 19 Oct – 07 Dec 2012
Cost$380 per term, concessions available
more information www.sofia.net.au or www.thewriterspassage.com
ContactHorst Kornberger 08 – 9331 1880 email@example.com
Tutor: Horst Kornbergeris a writer, poet, interdisciplinary artist and researcher into the field of imagination and creativity. Horst is the director of the School of Integral Art where he pioneers creative, biographical and environmental writing. He lectures internationally on themes of education, creativity, ecology and the use of the imagination as a community-building tool. Horst is the author of The Power of Stories (Floris Books, UK) and the creative writing manual The Writer’s Passage. For more visit www.horstkornberger.com The Writer’s Passage manual is available in a spiral bound hardcopy or as a pdf at http://www.thewriterspassage.com