uncover your story using tarot
"Much of what I love about literature is also what I love about the Tarot—archetypes at play, hidden forces, secrets brought to light." - Alexander Chee, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays
For writers working on memoirs or novels, this unique workshop will use tarot as a tool for enriching the characters, relationships, and arc of your narrative. We will focus on basic tarot concepts and the evolution of storytelling through archetypes, shadows, and symbols. This intimate workshop will help participants find creative and energetic ways to explore their stories and protagonists. Handouts on the Major Arcana, the Tarot Story Wheel, and John Truby’s Anatomy of Story will be included.
Each participant will also receive a private 15-minute tarot reading with Ingrid.
When: Saturdays, April 6 & 13 (1:00 - 5:00pm)
Where: This workshop will take place at a very special, tranquil coworking space in downtown Manhattan.
Class size is limited to 8 participants.
$295 to enroll
WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING
"Ingrid is a gifted Tarot reader. Throughout each session, I’ve been transfixed by her calm confidence and intuitive voice. She explained–clearly and artfully—what the cards meant, and how they informed my particular situation and my personal development. As she asked questions and listened to me, I felt she was intuiting my individual experience. Each session resonated for months and motivated me to pursue new goals. I’ve referred friends to Ingrid and we all agree that she melds a higher intellect with a touch of magic!" — Heidi Boghosian
"Ingrid is an encyclopedia of tarot knowledge, history, and reading. An extensive collector of tarot, as well as a creator of her own deck and book, Arc En Ciel Tarot, her mastery and passion for this ancient practice, is unmatched." - Astrosexologist Kiki T. , author of The Celestial Sexpot’s Handbook
"Leigh Stein is just such an overwhelmingly generous, thoughtful thinker and writer and teacher!" — Beth Boyle Machlan
“Leigh Stein is proof that we write because we must. And when you answer that call, Leigh helps the words arrive and find the best place on the page. ” — Cynthia Manick
Leigh Stein is the author of three books. Her début novel The Fallback Plan made the "highbrow brilliant" quadrant of New York magazine's "Approval Matrix," and her poetry collection Dispatch from the Future was selected for Publishers Weekly's Best Summer Books of 2012 list, and the Rumpus Poetry Book Club. Land of Enchantment, her memoir about young love, obsession, abuse, and loss, was selected by Junior Library Guild as an adult book with teen appeal. She has also written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Allure, ELLE, Poets & Writers, BuzzFeed, The Cut, Salon, and Slate. She teaches for the 92Y, Catapult, and Brooklyn Poets.
Ingrid Aybar is an attorney, an artist and an entrepreneur who has worked with tarot for over two decades. As the founder of Arch Larimar, a company dedicated to creating limited edition tarot cards, she has revived tarot's unique artistic qualities with a practical and empowering application of these centuries-old archetypal imageries. Mesmerized by the tangled history of tarot, Ingrid seeks to deliver a personal experience of art through tarot. She was born and raised in New York City and is the writer and illustrator of Arch Larimar's debut card deck: Arc En Ciel Tarot.