ONLINE Writing Modern Monsters: Creatures, Mythology & Folklore
5 Weeks Mondays | 7-9PM | Begins January 15, 2024
Instructor: Andrew Buckley
MEMBER PRICE: $180.00 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $240.00
From sparkly vampires to teenage werewolves and witches, modern monsters come in all shapes and sizes. This interactive 5-week course takes a look at the origins of famous creature stories, examining the things that go bump in the night, and how to explore old myths with a modern edge through character and world-building—it'll be a howling good time!
This class is an interactive online workshop using Zoom.
Andrew Buckley is a film school-educated writer, which means he’s spent most of his life with no money and a high opinion about bad movies. Around the turn of the century he attended the Vancouver Film School’s Writing for Film and Television program, graduating with excellence. Today, he’s a traditionally and self-published novelist, a comic book writer, screenwriter, filmmaker, podcaster, teacher, and presenter.
For over 20 years, he’s worked in the dreaded world of marketing as a content creator, copywriter, and strategist for large national and international brands. He actively develops curriculum and teaches marketing, social media, and communication theory at two national private colleges.
As a writer, Andrew favors playing in the fantasy and paranormal sandboxes and is drawn to writing with a humorous and satirical slant despite being asked politely on numerous occasions to ‘please stop doing that’.
As the co-founder and lead instructor at Wordsmith Academy, Andrew speaks to thousands of students each year about storytelling and writing through the delivery of interactive and engaging workshops and presentations at schools, colleges, writing conferences, teachers conferences, and comic cons at an international level.