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Writing for Heroic Power: Homer, Dante & Virgil in Light of Modern Realities
April 8, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT$25
Zoom Workshop with Charles A. Massiatte
Discover templates for writing your own narratives, even epic ones, in new ways.
2nd Thursday of each month (Feb-May)
Feb 11, March 11, April 8 & May 13, 6:30-8:30 pm.
Can the careful study of the classics relate to our times of social unrest and global uncertainty? Can reading passages by Homer, Dante and Virgil help us reframe how we perceive ourselves and our realities? Join Gemini Ink Board president Charles Massiatte on a contemporary exploration of Greek epics that will fuel the reader and writer in you. Dip back into the classics to re-envision our contemporary moment and discover templates for writing your own narratives, even epic ones, in new ways. You will learn a deeper appreciation for certain key Greek terms, such as Hubris and Diké, and gain wider perspective on the challenges of our times through discussion inspired by these classic texts and the heroes and heroines at the core of them. Writings generated by students will be presented and celebrated at the conclusion of the class. No need to be knowledgeable in the classics to join!
Charles A. Massiatte serves as the current Board President for Gemini Ink. He leads Socratic Great Books discussions for the San Antonio Public Library Foundation and serves on the advisory committee Thomas Jefferson Center for Core Texts and Ideas at UT Austin. Charles took his bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, cum laude, from Harvard University and is an Assistant Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.