ClassTarot Tells the Story
This class is for adventurous writers looking for a writing tool that can enhance your creativity, overcome writer’s block, generate stories, and further your writing goals. Writers of narrative fiction or non-fiction, poetry, plays and screenplays will all benefit from the content of this class; you do not need to be an experienced Tarot card reader. All you need is a Tarot deck, an open mind, and a belief in that magical, inner spark that drives us to the mysterious act of writing.
You’ll learn three actionable techniques for using Tarot cards to start building your personal dictionary of symbols, talismans and signs, delve deeper into the “whys” behind your writing practice, and unlock your personal source of inspiration—one that you can return to again and again. You’ll leave this class with three classic Tarot card spreads you can read for developing character, plot, and structure. Timed writing exercises, and limited opportunities to share your writing for feedback and further discussion is included. You may come with a work in progress you’d like to develop, or start a new one during class. There will be a Q&A session where you can have some of your questions answered about writing and the Tarot. There is no required reading for this class, but you must have a standard pack of Tarot cards on hand. We are all made of stories, and the Tarot is a key that can help you unlock them!
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.