Join Philadelphia-based writer, educator and performer Maryan Nagy Captan as she takes us on a journey through storytelling and story creation.
In this workshop you will learn about writing through the five senses, word building and language, how to identify important elements of storytelling - especially those used in mythological stories; how to develop ideas for personal mythologies through collaboration of parents and children, and how to develop and complete a story or outline for your own story.
There will also be workshopping, art-making and sharing of stories.
By the end of this workshop, parents will come out with a stronger grasp on the elements of
storytelling, will have collaborated with their children to create mythological or magical characters based on their children’s most prominent and valuable traits, and have built a world in which that character thrives.
This is a parent-led workshop with your child as the inspiration. While you can attend solo and/or with your partner, there is also the option for one parent/guardian to come with their child.
While we will leave the age to your discretion, the ideal age of a child for this workshop would be around 11 years old. However, we are open to children attending that are ages 5-11 - we just ask that, for the younger children, you please be realistic about how long your child can sit and be engaged for as this workshop is approximately three hours long.
If you choose to make this a solo adventure, or to come only with your partner, what you will learn here can be shared and adapted to children of all ages.
Space is limited and must be reserved in advance.
Please note: This workshop will be approximately three hours long broken out into three 45 minute sessions with both a 15 minute and 30 minute break. All three sessions will take place on Sunday, June 10th starting at 4pm and ending around 7/7:30pm.
Ticket cost is $100 per family*
*limited to two people maximum per family.
Individuals are welcome as well.
TICKET LINK IS BELOW THE BIO AND MARYAN'S IMAGE
While we will have kid-friendly snacks and drinks,
if you are bringing your child, please pack food-from-home accordingly.
What to bring
Yourself/Yourselves, openness, your creative spirit, imagination a notebook and pen. If your child is not with you, you may also bring a photo of them.
Workshop image by Vessna Scheff
Maryan Nagy Captan is an Egyptian-American writer, educator and performer living in Philadelphia, where she serves as Art Director at Apiary Magazine. Maryan teaches experimental and experiential writing classes at The Head & The Hand Press. Most recently, Maryan has served as Lead Teaching Artist for the Hoye Wayelo Arts Program in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, as well as Poet-in-Residence at both the Youth Culture Library in Hanoi, Vietnam and Paul Smith’s College of the Adirondacks. Maryan has taught creative writing workshops at Widener University, Fleisher Art Memorial, Girls Rock Philly, and YallaPunk. Maryan is currently a Fellow at The Michener Center for Writers, a 2017 alumni of the Disquiet International Literary Program, and the author of the chapbook Copy/Body (Empty Set Press).