E.g., 03/02/2015
E.g., 03/02/2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
An Introduction to Western European Surnames

1 – 3 pm

This class has been cancelled.

What mysteries of the past can be unlocked by your family’s last names? This seminar provides an introduction to the surnames of Western Europe, which derive from family lineage, occupations, nicknames, and placenames. In addition to a primary focus on English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, we will touch on Jewish surnames, as well as Dutch, Gaelic…

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Writing the Hero’s Journey

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Good stories resonate deeply within our psyche: they make us laugh, cry, shriek, blush, or howl. But how do writers successfully develop the unforgettable characters that elicit these responses? One way is by learning how to construct character arcs and the hero’s journey through the plot. Using excerpts from Joseph Campbell, Christopher Vogler, and Maria Louis…