Fiction simply put means “made up.” All stories are made up, even those we claim to remember in accurate detail. A story changes with the storyteller. But how does the storyteller change? Living by outdated myths and trapped in old stories, too often people repeat old scripts they never wrote to begin with. Our brains do not distinguish between real and imagined experience. Using story, myths, and poetry to explore the stories of our lives, we can rewrite them and create new stories to live by. In this workshop, we will actively engage creative writing forms to promote healing and transform lives through the use of metaphor, narrative therapy and the exploration of personal mythologies.
Gabrielle Tatha Viethen, M.A., M.F.A, LMFT, is a psychotherapist in private practice and a member of SWC’s faculty. She also completed an M.F.A in Creative Writing at Warren Wilson and is currently writing a novel and essays on Greek myths.