Writers’ Workshop:  Heroes and Villains (AM and PM)

Morning Class 8:30 am – 11:45 pm or Afternoon Class 12:45 pm – 4:00 pm

For many lifetimes, authors and poets have used heroes and villains to tell us about human struggle and triumph.  Can we learn something about ourselves from these characters?  In this class, students will delve into the archetypes of the hero and villain across time and culture.  We will map the structure of the hero’s journey and consider the reasoning behind using superhuman characters.  By close reading, group discussions, and writers’ workshops, students will analyze and create stories that explore heroes’ faults, and villain’s unexpected virtues.

Molly Hammel:  BA in Elementary and Middle School Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Endorsements in Gifted Education and English.  MA in Educational Leadership from the University of Virginia, Falls Church campus.  Currently a gifted and talented specialist in Apple Valley – Rosemount – Eagan.