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Become the Main Character of Your Own Life

August 4 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

$120 – $160

INSTRUCTOR: Marlena “Zen Ase” Johns

TIME: Three August 4, 11, 18, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CDT

PRICE: Early bird price: $120 for members, $140 for nonmembers. The deadline for early bird pricing is Monday, July 29. After Monday, July 29: $140 for members, $160 for nonmembers. ecome a member here. Apply for a scholarship here.

LOCATION: Writespace, 1907 Sabine Street, #125, Houston, TX 77007 (map)

LEVEL: All levels

CAP: 15

One theme of The Wizard of Oz is that Dorothy had the brains, courage, and heart that she needed all along. It just took a little journey and some challenges to find it.

Often we take a supporting role in our own lives rather than embodying main character energy and accepting the call to adventure. This workshop will focus on self-reflection and finding your own voice, using writing exercises and other powerful techniques to strengthen your purpose, increase your resilience, and change your perspective. Let’s write your hero’s journey!

Session 1. Laying the Foundation/Storyboarding. We will use goal-setting, vision boards, archetypes, and other self-reflection activities to explore the hero’s journey.

Session 2. Drafting a Character Arc. We will use creative nonfiction to “script” our ideal selves, detailing how this improved self could handle the phases of the hero’s journey and imaginatively exploring what it might take to transform.

Session 3. Reflection. We will take time to reflect, revise, and share our journeys.

This event is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. This project is generously funded by the Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, and Mid-America Arts Alliance.

This project is generously funded by Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the state arts agencies of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.


August 4
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
$120 – $160
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(713) 487-5603
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Houston Cultural District
Arts District Houston


1907 Sabine Street Ste 125
Houston, TX 77007
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