Friday, Sept 14, 7pm to 9pm: Evening of reading and conversation with Sharon Blackie and Claire Cummings, $25
Saturday, Sept 15, 10am to 5pm: Daylong workshop with Sharon Blackie on "The Mythic Imagination: Re-storying Our Places", $125
Enchantment is an attitude of mind that can be cultivated, a way of approaching the world that anyone can adopt. An enchanted life has nothing to do with magical thinking: rather, it is founded on an understanding of the mythic imagination as a living principle that draws us into deeper, lasting relationship with a rich, many-layered and profoundly animate Earth. In this workshop we’ll explore the ways in which myths, fairy tales and folk traditions can help us to find authentic and meaningful ways of living. Through storytelling, map-making, and writing exercises, we’ll uncover and work with the myths and archetypes that already inhabit our places and the nonhuman others with whom we share them. We’ll delve into the ways in which we can weave our own personal stories into the land, and think about how we can bring the stories of our ancestral lands into the places where our feet are planted. We’ll learn how to listen to the land’s ‘dreaming’ and ultimately, how to authentically and wholeheartedly walk the myth-lines which underpin our lives.
Cancellations: No refunds for cancellations made 7 days or less before the event date. Prior to 7 days before an event, there is a $15 processing fee per ticket for cancellations.