Best Unpublished Novel Contest is open Fairytale Retellings and the Brothers Grimm Save Your gift builds community. Make a donation today.

News and Events

February 2015 Writing Show Recap – The Hero’s Journey

February 6th, 2015

By Kellie Larsen Murphy

Plotting the Hero’s Journey

Kellie Larsen Murphy

Kellie Larsen Murphy

The February Writing Show, the first in its new home at the Firehouse Theatre, played to a packed house the last Wednesday of the month. Plotting the Hero’s Journey featured guest panelists Connie Lapallo and Greg Smith, along with moderator Doug Jones.

Ms. Lapallo is the author of two novels based on historic Jamestown’s first women and children. She has spoken before 425 groups across eight states and is recognized as a historian regarding Virginia’s 17th century women. She was invited to address the Virginia Monument Commission regarding its monument to Virginia’s women at the State Capitol. Ms. Lapallo has a degree in Finance from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the University of Georgia.

(more…)

February 2015 Writing Show – Plotting The Hero’s Journey: Fiction, Myth and Script

February 2nd, 2015

cb221x_608x211February’s Writing Show celebrates our new partnership (and location) with Firehouse Theater by discussing one of the oldest plot devices in storytelling, The Hero’s Journey.

From Gilgamesh to Odysseus and Ivanhoe to Katniss Everdeen, the Hero faces tests of strength and character and bests overwhelming odds while meeting his or her doubts and fears. We relate to the Hero by assigning our daily struggles to the Hero’s mythical ones and receiving inspiration that we, too, can overcome our personal Lex Luther.

Our panel of Greg Smith and Connie Lapallo, moderated by Doug Jones, will discuss the book to screen transition and topics such as:

• The stages of the hero’s journey

• How archetypes are forged, and how voice must change for each character

• What books and resources writers can use for studying the hero’s journey

• The books, plays and movies best for understanding the hero’s journey

Recap by Kellie Larsen Murphy

When: Wednesday, February 25, 6:00 pm

Where: Firehouse Theatre 1609 West Broad Street(Parking available across the street in the Lowe’s lot)

Price: $12 for Members; $15 for non-Members; Season passes available for $71 through February 25.

Click here to register today!

 

 

Thank you to the following sponsor for their generous support of the February Writing Show:

Layout 1

 

Additionally, JRW programs are Funded in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and CultureWorks Grant Program, championed by Altria.