Insider Workshop: "The Writer's Journey -- And BEYOND!" with Chris Vogler

  • Sunday, February 09, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • The Galen at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, 72-567 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260


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February 9, 2020

Insider Workshop:

The Writer's Journey -- And BEYOND!

Chris Vogler

Sunday, February 9, 2020

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


The Galen at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert is located at 72-567 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260. The museum is located next to Cuistot Restaurant, and faces Hwy 111.

Driving Entrance to the Museum: click map for directions
If driving Hwy 111 from Palm Springs toward Palm Desert, there is an entrance to the museum off of 111, just before El Paseo. 
There's also an entrance off El Paseo. Lots of FREE parking.

Classroom: Enter through the main front door. There are adequate outlets for people who need to charge their phones or iPads.

Insider Workshop Description:

After twenty-five years in print, Chris Vogler’s landmark book The Writer’s Journey is still an inspiring resource used by screenwriters, novelists and storytellers of all kinds. Based on timeless principles from mythology and folklore, his Hero’s Journey outline is a dependable toolkit for building compelling narratives. But if you have never experienced one of his lively presentations, prepare to have your mind expanded! You’ll find he draws on a wide range of sources, including his decades of work for Disney, 20th Century Fox and other studios, to unfold a sweeping vision of the art of story-making. He will share secrets learned from working with Hollywood’s top writers, directors and movie stars. His insights into the traditions of show business, the wisdom of the body and the latest discoveries in brain science will breathe new life into your writing. Among the principles he will reveal are:

The Power of Intention

  • Focus
  • Polarity
  • Catharsis
  • Want vs. Need
  • A Scene is a Deal
  • Playing the Organs of the Body
  • Creating Compelling Characters

So join us to explore the Writer’s Journey and much, much more in this life-changing encounter with one of Hollywood’s most creative story experts.

Insider Workshop Schedule:
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

About the Insider Workshop facilitator:

Christopher Vogler is a veteran Hollywood story consultant known the world over for his landmark book THE WRITER’S JOURNEY: Mythic Structure for Writers. Vogler began his career as a documentary filmmaker for the US Air Force’s space program. After graduate studies at the USC film school, he entered the Hollywood studio system as a story analyst and eventually became a development executive at the Fox 2000 production unit of 20thCentury Fox. He currently is a story consultant to major studios, directors and stars. While working in the Disney story department he wrote an influential memo on the mythological Hero’s Journey pattern that became part of Hollywood story legend and formed the foundation of his book, THE WRITER’S JOURNEY.

As a consultant he has influenced the stories of many productions including Disney’s THE LION KING, ALADDIN, HERCULES, FANTASIA 2000; Fox’s FIGHT CLUB, THE THIN RED LINE, COURAGE UNDER FIRE, and for other studios 10,000 BC, KARATE KID II, Darren Aronofsky’s THE WRESTLER and NOAH, Will Smith’s FOCUS, HANCOCK, MEN IN BLACK III, I AM LEGEND, etc. He consults with major corporations on storytelling and branding and presents workshops globally on the power of stories to change minds and lives.

In 2016 he received the Pulcinella Award from the “Cartoons on the Bay” Film Festival in Venice, Italy for his contributions to the animation industry. He is the author of the graphic novel “RAVENSKULL” and co-author (with David McKenna) of “MEMO FROM THE STORY DEPARTMENT: Secrets of Structure and Character”.

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Registration Details:

  • First 10 to sign up get a free copy of the book!
  • PSWG Members: $125.00
  • Non-Members: $250.00
  • Online payments preferred and are rectified within 24 hours. Check or cash payments are rectified within 2 weeks.* 
  • Payment in Full is confirmation of seating.
  • Online payment via AffiniPay or credit card only.
  • To received a full refund minus a $25 cancellation processing fee, attendees must cancel their registration 5 days before the event. No refunds will be given after that time.
  • Day of insider workshop sales available ONLY if workshop is not full. Bring check. Workshop events are limited to 40 participants.
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