This seminar ran in Sydney and Melbourne in June 2012 and January 2015
In A Songwriters Guide to Metaphor, Pat takes songwriters deep into a rich vein of material.
How, then, do we break through the barriers of the well ordered conscious mind and get to where the honest impulses, the richest ideas, the deepest passions live? Waiting on the muse to ascend is a fool's errand.
- Mike Reid (from his foreword to Songwriting Without Boundaries)
Metaphor opens a portal beyond what’s in front of you; it opens your vision, allowing you to see the world as something more. This seminar will help you develop the most creative part of your voice: your ability to see one thing as though it were another your ability to create metaphor. Aristotle called it, "the only truly creative human act."
You’ll spend two days, working interactively from prompts, learning to discover, extend and reverse metaphor. You’ll be writing, reading aloud, and listening. It’ll expand and deepen your perspectives, give you a remarkable set of new tools, and, it may even change the way you look at the world.