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.
  • Spring 2021 is starting out strong with fully interactive workshop featuring weekly writing workshops facilitated by an experienced instructor, supported by a rich array of fairy tale and folklore readings, discussion prompts and discussions, writing prompts and exercises, and personalized feedback on your work. In the 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 Intersections: Science Fiction, Fairy Tales and Myth.