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The Power of Wonder

When: Wednesday, November 8th, 6pm - 9pm

Where: Iowa Writers' House, 332 East Davenport St

Cost: $275 for the 5 class series 

ABOUT THE CLASS

Daniel Boscaljon focuses on how traumatic and difficult events can also be interpreted as ruptures that open (rather than close) future possibilities. Looking at the power of wonder, the class will explore the work of the imagination to describe how such ruptures can make us more capable of being aware of the surrounding world and thus more able to pursue the lives we wish to lead.

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Dan Boscaljon, Phd.

Author and Philosopher in existential and narrative theory 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Daniel Boscaljon received doctoral degrees in Religious Studies and in English, with emphases in existential philosophy and narrative theory and has taught religion, literature, philosophy, and critical thinking for almost 20 years.

Much of his teaching emphasizes not only questions of narrative and identity but also the work of the imagination and creativity as it emerges through horror and wonder. He is also a co-host on The Sacred Profane, a podcast focused on critical inquiries into contemporary culture.

Daniel's Essays    |    Reviews, Interviews, Short Fiction

ABOUT THE POWER OF STORY SERIES

This series will be held on Wednesdays from 6pm-8pm for 5 weeks from Oct 18th to Nov 15th at the Iowa Writers' House.  Working in partnership with Energeiathis interconnected series of classes explores the power of writing as a tool for self-exploration, personal healing and transformative growth.

The series will cover topics ranging from the science and energy of story to the power of story as a tool in processing grief, and will examine how reframing the understanding of one's life can lead to self-healing and personal transformation. Finally, the series will explore how to unlock wonder in the stories of our lives that contribute to the betterment of the world. Each class offers participants the means to identify, interpret, and incorporate all of these concepts in a way that opens new avenues of personal transcendence and emotional empowerment. 

 

REGISTER FOR THE POWER OF STORY 5 CLASS SERIES

Everyone has a story to tell. If you are financially unable to attend this workshop, scholarships are available through our generous partners and donors. Apply here.

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All course information is sent to participants upon registering including confirmation of workshop times, location, and materials. Our workshop cancellation policy can be found here: http://www.iowawritershouse.org/cancellation-policy

Earlier Event: November 3
The Craft of Fiction