March 10, 2018, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

In this one hour lecture, story editor and writing instructor, Nikki Saltz, examines the deep connections between ancient underworld myths and genre films of today. Nikki will delve into the Greek concept of katabasis (the journey to the underworld), and explain how archetypes from underworld myths across time, cultures and geography continue to appear in the most successful genre writing of today. Films that will be examined in terms of their katabatic properties will be:The Ritual, Wonder Woman, Sicario, As Above and So Below.While viewing these films in advance of the workshop is not mandatory, it will enhance the audience's understanding of the material. Finally, please note that because many of the clips shown are from horror & crime films, audience members should be aware that some of the visual material may include violence, monsters, and blood.

Followed by a one hour Q&A, this session will be of particular value to writers working on horror, thriller, crime or sci-fi projects.

In the Theatre at theVancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St)

9:30 - 11:30 AM on Saturday, March 10, 2018