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Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Date: Thursdays, 22 April to 3 June
Where: Castlemaine Community House
Instructor: Heather Blakey

The Tarot uses archetypal imagery that depicts life stories and is perfect for sparking writing ideas. When you hold a Tarot, Oracle or Lenormand deck in your hand you are holding a mini art gallery containing pre-literate symbolism that has the capacity to ignite story telling. Pack a creative medicine bag, join this journal writing, storytelling class and travel within the imaginary worlds presented by deck creators. Come prepared to play! You will discover how playing with cards has the capacity to ignite your creativity, enable you to design and build marvellous word castles and establish wild creative projects.

Dates: Thursdays, 22 April – 3 June
Time: 10.30am to 12.00pm
Cost: $200 (full) / $180 (Early Bird Discount, available til 7 April) / $180 (concession)

Facilitator: Heather Blakey

Heather Blakey has had over thirty years experience as a secondary school teacher in Melbourne’s Northern suburbs and she has recently graduated as a Master of Social Work at Monash University. Between 2000 and 2010 she built and managed the critically acclaimed Soul Food Cafe (, a site which was acknowledged by Writers Digest and authors such as Sark and Jean Houston. While she no longer runs this labyrinthine website Soul Food informs how she works and has influenced writing courses that she runs regularly. Heather describes herself as a purveyor of stimuli and an artistic midwife. She has worked as a specialist teacher of writing with people of all ages and believes that the expressive arts, and writing in particular, not only promotes wellness in those who trust the process and engage but helps people identify and value their unique voice. You will find current examples of her work at and