Anthropology, Archaeology, & Romance
Agatha Christie, Diana Gabaldon, Elizabeth Peters, Kathy Reichs, Nora Roberts, and Laura Zats have something in common: their novels have aspects of anthropology! In this adventure-filled workshop, we will explore how you can use anthropology to enrich your characters and their worlds.
Did you know award-winning writer Ursula K. LeGuin learned to create worlds by exploring cultures and mythos with her father, the notable anthropologist Alfred Kroeber? By looking at written and film examples and working through several writing prompts, we will explore the breadth and depth of culture. By the end of this workshop, you’ll be versed in anthropological terms and will be familiar with archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and physical anthropology. You’ll come away with a clearer understanding of our history and prompts for further exploration.