Class – Beyond the Hero’s Journey: Saving the Saviour Baby While Throwing Out the Rancid Bathwater with Minister Faust

Next class date is Sunday, April 9, 2023 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific time.

Especially since the hyper-success of Star Wars​ and George Lucas’s hailing of Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey,” countless budding novelists, English Lit teachers, screenwriters, and Hollywood executives have sworn by the “monomyth.” But numerous critics have noted the model’s dubious academic basis, questionable applicability, and misogyny, and Campbell’s Afriphobia.

But is there anything in the Hero’s Journey worth saving? How does feminist and Africentric research into mythology help us learn more authentically about human cultures and experience? How can we build a useful myth model so you can craft the best, most compelling characters, plots, and worlds of your career?

Join Minister Faust for a workshop in which he teaches you how to take your craft beyond the basics.

Classes are taught online and require reliable Internet connection, although in the past participants have logged on from coffee shops, cafes, and even an airplane; a webcam is suggested but not required. They are recorded for the benefit of class members only.

Cost is $99 ($79 for former students, which includes classes/workshops with me in other venues, such as conference or convention workshops and mentoring sessions). Patreon supporters receive the discount or free classes, depending on their support level and can also receive the video afterward for $40.

To register for this class, send an email with the following details:

  • Which class or classes and the dates you would like to register
  • Whether you would prefer to pay via Paypal, Venmo, or some other means.
  • Whether or not you are a former student or Patreon supporter
  • How you heard about Cat’s classes

You will be invoiced when the class slot is reserved.

Free scholarships: If you cannot afford a class but really want to take one, apply for a Plunkett Scholarship. Each class has three slots reserved for such students, and the sole criteria is only that you can’t currently afford the class. To apply for a Plunkett, which covers the entire cost,mail me and tell me why you want to take the class in 100 words or less. QUILTBAG and PoC candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The Plunkett Scholarships are named for Edward Plunkett, who wrote as Lord Dunsany. Scholarships are given out on a rolling basis; I suggest getting them in sooner rather than later. You may apply for up to three classes.

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