Introducing THE HAUNTED TYPEWRITER (.com) Video Blog and Homepage of Monarch Writers’ Author Cypress Butane

Check out the first episode of Monarch Writers' author Cypress Butane's new literary theory video blog - revolving around the discussion of the Monarch Writers this month 'MIMESIS'. Follow his new site for more videos and blog updates at http://www.thehauntedtypewriter.com/ and Follow Cypress Butane on Facebook In June 2019, The Monarch Writers are discussing MIMESIS,... Continue Reading →

MIMESIS (RE-PRESENTING REALITY)

THE MONARCH WRITERS - JUNE 2019 - MIMESIS (RE-PRESENTING REALITY)   “Are we kidding around out here? Or do we mean what we say!?” - Charlie “Nuwanda” Dalton, ‘Dead Poets Society’   I want to start by allowing us to talk about our own projects, and to try to make conscious the different techniques and... Continue Reading →

May 2019 – GOETHE – Writing A Letter To Myself – Sturm Und Drang

See these events on Meetup.com 2nd Monday 5/13/2019 Discussion and Prompt Night 4th Monday 5/27/2019 Share and Critique Night In May We are studying the German Author JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Wolfgang_von_Goethe And the literary movement he was a part of STURM UND DRANG - Storm and Drive https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturm_und_Drang For a good overview of this... Continue Reading →

April 2019 – The Schopenhauer Cure – Pessimism, Raising Consciousness, & Committing to Our Projects

See This Event on Meetup.com Check out the study guide for this meeting here. Saint Sebastian was an early Christian Saint and martyr. During Roman emperor Diocletian’s persecution of Christians, Sebastian was tied to a tree and shot through with arrows, “till he was as full of arrows as an urchin is full of pricks,... Continue Reading →

MARCH 2019 – THE FIGHT OF THE SENSES – SYMBOLISM, METAPHOR, AND SYNESTHESIA

CONTINUING OUR DISCUSSION OF ⚫ SYMBOLISM ⚫ FIGHT SCENES ⚫ SYNESTHESIA ⚫   WITH AN EVENING OF SHARING WORK, FRIENDLY & CONSTRUCTIVE CRITIQUE, FOLLOWED BY A PROMPT FOR DISCUSSION ABOUT THE NATURE OF METAPHOR AND A FIFTEEN MINUTE FREE-WRITING SESSION   AND ALSO, A PREVIEW FOR NEXT MONTH WHEN WE WILL STUDY NOTORIOUS PESSIMIST PHILOSOPHER... Continue Reading →

MARCH 2019 – THAT GOOD OL’ DECADENCE, SEX & VIOLENCE, AND ART FOR ART’S SAKE

“Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.” - T.S. Eliot   LITERARY THEORY . . . Some Excerpted from 'The Symbolist Movement: A Critical Appraisal' by Anna Balakian, Some From Literary Criticism by M.A.R. Habib  LTERARY ACTION ! Grammar Girl's HOW TO WRITE A FIGHT SCENE SYMBOLISM & AESTHETICISM WRITING FIGHT SCENES Drugs, Music,... Continue Reading →

MARCH 2019 – SYMBOLISM AND AESTHETICISM LITERARY MOVEMENTS

March: Symbolist and Aestheticism movements: Ch. 19 in our Literary Criticism Text https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bskzgZp-tXVwAbUnQT_8ClqnVKOs0TCy/view?usp=sharing Focusing on authors Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), Walter Pater (1839 - 1894), and Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), running countercurrent in theory to the Realist/Naturalist movements we studied in Feb, Symbolists and Aestheticists address “an alternative set of concerns: with language, with poetic form,... Continue Reading →

JANUARY 2019 – IMAGINATION WRITING PROMPTS

Imagination is usually seen as a Creative force, but many of the writers and philosophers in Romanticism talk about using IMAGINATION to make sense of contradicting visions in the real world. The philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre says when we imagine, we must first destroy the image of what exists in our mind before we create something... Continue Reading →

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