Sunday, October 16, 2011

November 19 Meeting: Exploring the Heroine's Journey with the Tarot

The Tarot is often used for divination purposes or for personal growth. But it’s also a valuable tool for tapping into the unconscious and drawing from it a wealth of creative inspiration. Using the Tarot as our guide, we will explore its archetypal images and use them as a basis for writing the stories we are longing to tell. This workshop will focus on using the heroine's journey as a plotting device, particularly for romances and women's fiction. The hero's journey has long been used as a way for structuring stories. Recently, however, books have been published that are now exploring the heroine's journey as well.

All you will need for this workshop is a Tarot deck, pen and paper, and a willingness to open your mind to your possibilities as an intuitive creator. There will be a Powerpoint presentation followed by a workshop where you will be provided handouts. If you have your own tarot deck or oracle cards, please bring them along. If you don’t have a deck yet, but would like to purchase one, check out the Aeclectic Tarot website for guidance on selecting a tarot deck.

Tarot decks will be on hand for the workshop, but if anyone wishes to bring extra decks for other to use, please feel free to do so.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October Meeting: Contracts!

Join Alison Downey, writing contract consultant with her own company, Alison Ink, as she gives us an overview of contracts and leads a roundtable discussion for the group on what to look for, what to look out for, and what it all means. Bring lots of questions!

(October 15, State Bank of Cross Plains)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Schedule Update - Save the Dates!

Be sure to add these upcoming meeting dates to your calendar:

  • October 15

  • November 19

  • January 21
All of these meetings will be held at our new meeting space in the bank.

We're still determining how we'll handle our traditional holiday party in December, since the bank would like us out of the building by noon, and we often schedule the party past that time. Stay tuned for updates on that!

New Meeting Space!

Here's the official word on our new meeting space!

The group now meets at the State Bank of Cross Plains, on 455 S. Junction Rd., Suite 100.

Junction Road is the road you turn on from Mineral Point to get to the Target, etc. Instead of turning right to go to Target, turn left. (Some online map sites do not show this correctly!)

Please park facing the road, leaving the spaces directly in front of the front door open for their customers.

Come into the building and take the elevator to the basement. Go right and you'll find the room!

All meetings will be held in this space unless otherwise noted!