December Insider Workshop: "The Way of Story: The Craft and Soul of Writing" with Catherine Ann Jones

  • Sunday, December 06, 2020
  • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Zoom online meeting


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December Insider Workshop
Topic: The Way of Story: The Craft and Soul of Writing

Guest Speaker: Catherine Ann Jones

Catherine Ann Jones holds a graduate degree in Depth Psychology and Archetypal Mythology from Pacifica Graduate Institute where she has also taught. After playing major roles in over fifty plays on and off-Broadway, she became disappointed by the lack of good roles for women and wrote a play, On the Edge, about Virginia Woolf and her struggle with madness in a world gone mad, Hitler and WWII. The play won a National Endowment for the Arts Award. Twelve of her plays, including Calamity Jane (both play and musical), The Women of Cedar Creek, and Freud’s Oracle, have won multiple awards and are produced both in and out of New York. Her films include The Christmas Wife (Jason Robards & Julie Harris) - four Emmy nominations, Unlikely Angel (Dolly Parton), and the popular TV series, Touched by an Angel. A Fulbright Research Scholar to India studying shamanism, she has taught at The New School University, University of Southern California, and the Esalen and the Omega Institutes. Her books, The Way of Story: the craft & soul of writing, Heal Your Self with Writing (Nautilus Book Award 2014), What Story Are You Living?,  & Freud’s Oracle are used in many schools, including New York University writing programs. Her latest published books are True Fables and Buddha & the Dancing Girl. Based in Ojai, California, she leads The Way of Story and Heal Your Self with Writing, workshops throughout the United States, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Over 56,000 have subscribed to her six online courses.

Topic: The Way of Story: The Craft and Soul of Writing

The Way of Story offers an integrative approach to writing narrative, combining solid craft with the experiential discovery of the intangible dimensions of writing, because craft alone is not enough. This unique workshop is for writers of all levels and all narrative forms – both fiction and non-fiction - including plays, screenplays, short stories, novels, and memoirs.

  • Practical advice on becoming a writer
  • Providing tools for self-reflection, accessing your soul for better writing
  • Mining your experiences for more inspired and evocative writing

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