ClassFinding Fantasy In the Everyday
We all face moments of defeat: the test you forgot about, the big game you missed, a fight with a best friend. Sometimes when life hands us challenges, it can be rejuvenating to slip inside a good fantasy or sci fi novel to learn from our favorite characters. But what if we became the heroes of our own stories? What if we transformed the everyday challenges we face into epic battles?
Our daily lives are full of fodder for our fantasy worlds. During this week-long intensive, we will be taking real moments from our everyday lives and transforming them into fantasy short stories. Instead of looking for inspiration outside ourselves, we’ll dig into the source material available in our own lives before layering on imaginative twists.
We’ll develop tools for extracting the emotional truths hidden inside our struggles, staying embodied while exploring fantasy settings, and tapping into the richness of our own relationships. To get our creativity flowing, we will read excerpts from fantasy masters such as Laini Taylor, Tomi Adeyemi, Leigh Bardugo, Aiden Thomas, and Tracy Deonn.
Instructions for Accessing This Online Class
In order to access live class meetings, you must have the Zoom application downloaded to your computer. You will also need a WiFi/Internet connection throughout the duration of your scheduled meeting and a computer with audio and video capability. The information to join your Zoom classroom will be provided in your confirmation email upon registration. Please check spam folders if you do not see this email upon registration. For more information on how to use Zoom, please see our training manual here.
Some classes use a supplemental Google Classroom page. Should your teaching artist use Google Classroom, you will be invited to join the classroom via email at least 24 hours in advance of your class (check spam folders if you are not seeing this invitation). Please note that Google Classroom requires a Gmail address to access the Classroom. If you do not have a Gmail account, the email invitation will be sent to the email address we have on file and will prompt you to create a free account or enter an existing account to join the classroom. If we are unable to send an email invitation to your non-gmail account, you will be contacted by a staff member to provide a Gmail address. If you do not have a Gmail account, you can create a free account here. Should you have concerns about this, please contact a Loft staff member at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-379-8999. For more information on how to use Google Classroom, please see our training manual here.