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Saturday, April 17 • 21:00 - 22:50
[FULL] Letting the I Ching Write Your Story For You led by Henry Lien

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Philip K. Dick did not write one of his greatest novels, The Man in the High Castle. Dick discovered the I Ching when he began the novel and he let the I Ching write his novel for him. The I Ching is a three thousand year old collection of 64 poems. It can be read as philosophy but is most famous as an oracle, using a method of casting coins or yarrow stalks. This workshop guides students through the process of consulting the I Ching to guide the course of their story. The workshop supplements I Ching consultation with techniques including surrealist parlour games to help grow the connective tissue between one plot node to the next plot node where the I Ching wants the story to go.

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Henry Lien

Author, Holt/Macmillan
Henry Lien is a 2012 graduate of Clarion West Writers Workshop, Seattle. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning Peasprout Chen middle grade fantasy series. His short fiction has appeared in publications like Asimov’s, Analog, and F&SF, and he is a four-time... Read More →

Saturday April 17, 2021 21:00 - 22:50 UTC