What is the course about?
This taster session allows learners to explore the elements of myth writing in a supportive atmosphere.Students will have the opportunity to start writing their own twists inspired by traditional archetypes and themes.
Maria Contos has published many stories with mythical themes. She has also written and performed puppet shows and plays based on myths. She has adopted myths for television and theatre, teaches mythology and runs creative writing workshops. She also teaches languages.
What will we cover?
- Extracts from various myths.
- Basic myth storylines
- The importance of archetypes
- Approaches to writing your own myths.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Understand the common elements of mythical storylines.
- Understand the importance of using archetypes in your stories.
- Gain awareness of approaches to writing your own myths.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is an introductory course suitable for students at all levels. Students will need to write fluently in English.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught through a mix of pair and group work, tutor instruction, text analysis and writing exercises.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please bring writing materials such as pen and paper.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
If you enjoyed this course you may enjoy our taster days on Writing and rewriting fairytales.
All students are invited to join us at Late Lines, our regular performance night for City Lit writers. Students are also encouraged to submit their work to Between the Lines, our annual anthology of creative writing. For the latest news, courses and events, stay in touch with the Department on Facebook and Twitter.