There and Back Again: A Hero’s Journey - Why it Matters and How to Recognize it

Kraken (CTCC MR 11-13)

Sunday July 9, 2017 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Ever wonder why some stories stand the test of time? And why those stories burn into our memories, calling us again and again? What makes a story classic? It’s because of the Hero’s Journey. Star Wars, The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, King Arthur and many more follow this well-trod and proven path. If you look closely enough, you can even apply it to your own life. From the Call to the Adventure to the Return of the Elixir, join three multi-published authors as we break the journey down and show you how to incorporate it into a memorable story. Not a writer? No worries. Use the knowledge to appreciate your favorite movies, television shows, and books. We’ll highlight the concept using audience participation and examples from favorite films. Who are we? Corrina Lawson is the cofounder of and an award-winning author. USA Today bestselling author Jamie K Schmidt writes erotic contemporary and paranormal romance. Award winning author, Casey Wyatt, loves writing stories that go bump in the night, adores Doctor Who, and collects stray cats.