Stories from the Shadows: Giving Voice to Unvoiced Characters, with Tzivia Gover

In this imaginative workshop, we’ll give voice to marginalized or misunderstood characters, restore the stories of characters who didn’t get their due, or rescue overlooked characters by giving them a plotline all their own. Explore how to slip between the lines of familiar myths, fairy tales, or iconic stories from popular culture to find characters who have something to say, but haven’t had a chance to say it! We’ll spend the morning considering the literary tradition of re-telling stories for changing times and new generations, looking to the works of novelists and poets who have given minor or misunderstood characters voice through their work, using prompts and exercises to find or deepen their authentic connection to a character whose story connects with their own, and imagining our way into the story to bring it to life. This workshop is ideal for poets and fiction writers who are searching for a character and plot line to develop, or who already have a story they want to retell but need a creative boost to deepen their work.

Saturday, October 28th, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ($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