The Power of Archetypes: Writing Characters Alive, with Tzivia Gover

They populate literature and you meet them every night in your dreams: the archetypes of the explorer, the sage, the warrior, the fool, and more. Understanding Jungian archetypes and how to identify them in literature, and in our own imaginations, can enliven our writing and open us to a far richer understanding of character development.  Unlike stereotypes, which diminish our characters’ complexity and uniqueness, archetypes reveal something layered and foundational about who they are.  Participants in this online workshop will write from prompts, engage in discussion, and have the opportunity to share ideas and writing. We will use archetypes as a jumping-off point to develop characters we’ve been working with, and meet some new characters as well! We’ll also learn to tap into our dreamy imagination, including tools for using meditative states and sleeping dreams, to generate new material. Appropriate for writers of all genres and levels, whether you remember your dreams or not.

This workshop will take place online! 

Thursday, July 7, 6 – 9 pm ($75)

Tzivia Gover is the author of The Mindful Way to a Good Night’s Sleep and Joy in Every Moment. She is a writer, educator, and certified dream therapist and the director of the Institute of Dream Studies. Gover has led numerous workshops and panels about dreams, mindfulness, and writing, and she holds an MFA in writing from Columbia University. She is an active member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and the founder of 350 Dreamers, an international network of people who dream together for global healing. Find out more at

Tzivia Gover