The Hero's Journey forms the foundation of myths and stories across cultures, centuries and genres. Learn how to adapt this archetypal pattern to your own writing to create powerful narratives and characters that resonate with readers.
Carrie Bebris is the author of eight novels, including the award-winning Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mystery series and two fantasy novels. A journalist, editor and teacher, she speaks locally and nationally about writing and has been a presenter at venues ranging from the Antioch Writers Workshop and Thurber House to International conferences.
Ages 16 & up. Bring paper and pen/pencil. Program is free. Reservations are required by calling 937-748-3200.
Have you always wanted to write in a journal but didn't know how to begin? Or are you a current or past journaler who has lost interest, motivation, or creativity? Join facilitator, Dawn Koch for this Journal Jump-Start that will help guide you through beginning or sustaining a transformative journaling practice. You'll learn techniques that will inspire you to write, help you break through your blocks, and ignite (or re-ignite) your passion for writing.
Dawn Koch is a writer whose passion for and study of the journaling process has led her to create and facilitate various workshops on journaling and writing for personal transformation. When not facilitating various workshops, Dawn works as the Program Manager at Women Writing for (a) Change in Cincinnati. Dawn also works with at-risk youth through the WWf(a)C outreach program in partnership with Cincinnati organizations, Project Connect and Rosie's Girls, among others.
Saturday, October 4 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ages 16 and up. Bring paper and pen/pencil for note taking. A journal is provided. Program is free. Reservations are required by calling 937-748-3200.
This poetry class is for everyone...from the lover of poetry who wants to learn how to appreciate the art even more, the beginning poet who wants to improve their craft, and for seasoned writers.
Julie Moore is the Writing Center Director and Associate Professor of English at Cedarville University. Moore's poems have appeared in over one hundred publications and she has received numerous awards and recognitions. Many of her poems have been read on public radio stations and she regularly fills in for Conrad Balliet, host of "Conrad's Corner," a 90-second poetry segment, on WYSO, 91.3 FM, out of Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Saturday, September 27, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ages 16 and up. Bring paper and pen/pencil. Program is free. Reservations are required by calling 937-748-3200.
Look at some of the most famous authors and how they used symbols to transform their ordinary stories into memorable works of classic literature, while learning how you can do the same.
Katrina Kittle is the author of Traveling Light, Two Truths and a Lie, The Kindness of Strangers, and The Blessings of the Animals. The Kindness of Strangers was a BookSense pick and the winner of the 2006 Great Lakes Book Award for Fiction.
Saturday, September 20, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ages 16 & up. Bring paper and pen/pencil. Program is free. Reservations required by calling 937-748-3200.