The Storied Imaginarium

The Storied Imaginarium offers creative writing courses for the wicked, the damned, the curious, the wild and the strange.

In each of our generative writing courses, you will be supported in creating a suite of your own original short stories (or poems!) inspired by traditional tales from folklore, fairy tales, and mythology.

Guided by our experienced and passionate writers and teachers, you will read and discuss a range of traditional tales, alongside contemporary works that draw on those tales. Each tale is paired with a cultural or scientific concept to inspire your writing: anything from fatal fashion to mitochrondial DNA.

Upcoming courses:

  • Snow White sampler: a FREE course sample that offers you a deep engagement with one tale, including examples of the tale from a range of historical and cultural contexts, discussion questions, and writing prompts. Click here for more details.
  • Sibling Stories: a self-guided, three-story course that offers you deep engagement with three different fairy tales that feature sibling relationships, each paired with a different scientific concept. The course includes readings, discussion questions, and more! This self-paced module includes an opportunity for interaction with other writers enrolled in the course. There are also add-ons for writers seeking critique options and additional support from the course facilitators. Click here to find out more.
  • Season of the Whale is our final full workshop for 2020. Season of the Whale is a fully interactive workshop featuring weekly writing workshops facilitated by experienced and award-winning writers, supported by a rich array of fairy tale and folklore readings, discussion prompts and discussions, writing prompts and exercises, and personalised feedback on your work. In our fully interactive workshops, you will write your own original tales, and—within an intimate and supportive workshop setting—receive feedback on your work from the course facilitators, and the other people in your workshop group. Click here to find out more about the Season of the Whale.