July 29, 2019–August 2, 2019
Fairy Tales, Myths, Magic and Bookmaking: Write Your Own Story; A Loft/MCBA Writing and Book Making Class
Explore the timeless territory of magic as you write your own myth-inspired fairy tale! Students will record the hair-raising adventures of a main character, who sets out on a magical journey to save a troubled world, and along the way, encounters menacing villains and mystical beings. Students invent their own settings, characters, and plot, then bring the magical world to life in a pop-up book at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.
This class is perfect for anyone who loves to write, loves magic, and likes bookmaking. Students discover the adventures as they go along, uncovering new twists in the plot every day. The sessions are constructed using fairy tale archetypes, students create a main character, a hero or heroine, who goes on a classic Hero's Journey. Within this format, there's ample space for everyone to express their unique literary vision.