Date: Sunday 3rd March 2019
Into The Marvellous: A Night With Dr Martin Shaw
Martin Shaw is one of the country’s best-loved storytellers and the leading teacher of myth of his generation.
In troubled times it can be easy to fall into either despair or numbness, and it was a traditional role of the storyteller to rouse both beauty and vocation in such moments.
To attend to the grace.
In this electrifying evening, Shaw will bring myths that remind us of love, grief and the mysteries.
He will also be talking about his new book, The Night Wages, a rumination on the vitality of ancient stories in modern times.
Dr Martin Shaw is the author of the award-winning Mythteller trilogy (A Branch From The Lightning Tree, Snowy Tower, Scatterlings), he founded the Oral Tradition and Mythic Life courses at Stanford University, whilst being director of the Westcountry School of Myth in the UK.
He has introduced thousands of people to mythology and how it penetrates modern life.
For twenty years Shaw has been a wilderness rites of passage guide, working with at-risk youth, the sick, returning veterans and many women and men seeking a deeper life.
His translations of Gaelic poetry and folklore (with Tony Hoagland) have been published in Orion Magazine, Poetry International, Kenyon Review, Poetry Magazine and the Mississippi Review.
Fresh for 2019 will be his new book, The Night Wages, and his Lorca translations, Courting the Dawn (with Stephan Harding).
Followed by thousands on social media, the small film on his work created by director Bobby Bailey attracted over half a million views.
His essay and conversation with Ai Weiwei on myth and migration will be published by the Marciano Arts foundation in early 2019.
“A web of wild intelligence.” Rosie Boycott, The Independent.
“A true master. Martin Shaw is one of the very greatest storytellers we have.” Robert Bly, author of Iron John.
Suitable for Ages 12+
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