Writing with Archetypes: Astrology & Storytelling, a Workshop
Alice Sparkly Kat
Writing with Archetypes: Astrology & Storytelling, a Workshop

Six Weeks (Five Sessions plus Final Reading), 2 hours each (7PM-9PM)
Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. Final Reading on Tuesday November 6
Fee & Payment Options: $272 GENERAL // $240 MEMBER
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**Full payment due before first class. We have a limited number of application- based scholarship seats available for those with financial need. Please e-mail Tiffany at tle@aaww.org if you are interested in a scholarship seat.


Why You Should Take This Class: Astrology includes a language for change & its archetypes can be used as framework for storytelling. This class asks you to re-examine these Western archetypes while remixing or destroying their meanings through fiction. We won’t tell you that some stories are better than others & we won’t provide institutional credentials– you don’t need to be a writer to be a storyteller. This class seeks to encourage attendees to tell their stories more frequently, reclaiming time & energy by holding space for our own narratives. Take this class if you need the time & space to hear yourself again.

Course Description: In this five session workshop, we will discuss why we are interested in astrology, follow a brief history of astrological practices, & examine how astrology was formed, appropriated, and spread. We will look at astrology in relation to geographic space, culture, globalization, & relocation. Students will create works of fiction based on their birth charts, using astrology as the language & framework for their stories. Students are encouraged to use this workshop as a space to express & validate their own narratives while challenging oppressive systems such as white supremacy, patriarchy, & capitalism.

Alice Sparkly Kat is an astrologer who speculates on the intersections of biology and culture in an effort to decolonize trauma, whose work has inhabited MoMA, Hauser and Wirth, Brooklyn Historical Society, and Babycastles Gallery. They have a book, Astrology and Storytelling, coming out this fall, which is based on a course they teach of the same name. Follow alicesparklykat.com and their IG @alicesparklykat for astrology articles, free lessons, and other curiosities.

Writing with Archetypes: Astrology & Storytelling, a Workshop

Alice Sparkly Kat
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, STE 600
New York NY 10001
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