Lawrence, KS: Shine the Light: Benefit Concert with Kelley Hunt & Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
Doors open 3:30 p.m. Concert starts 4 p.m.
“Shine The Light” – a special collaborative performance by singer / songwriter / recording artist Kelley Hunt and former Kansas Poet Laureate and novelist Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg – A Benefit concert to support Brave Voice and provide scholarships. Tickets limited to 100.
Kansas City: Miriam's Well KC Book Launch at Function Junction
From 5-8 p.m., Function Junction hosts Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg’s KC book launch for Miriam’s Well with food, songs, and readings from the book. Because Miriam, the obvious main character of the novel, both sings and cooks like nobody’s business, we’ll be celebrating with food and song, and just because, some wine too.
Come enjoy recipes including chocolate-raspberry rugalach, chedddar biscuits, and sun-dried tomato dip while listening. Caryn will share short readings from the book (at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30), and singer Susan Hancock will sing some of the songs the book’s main character belts out throughout the novel.
You can also visit with Caryn about this novel about mythology, history, and finding our place, people, and purpose. In this modern day retelling of the Exodus, Miriam wanders the political and spiritual desert of a changing America, driven by her sense of purpose but searching for her place and her people. As she seeks the promised land, she shows her people, and eventually herself, how to turn the chaos and despair of our times into music, meals, and miracles.
Function Junction offers all a 10% discount on all products, and Caryn offers all a 10% discount on Miriam’s Well and other books. Come join us for this unique and vibrant Kansas City event!
Burlington, Vermont: Miriam's Well Reading & Midrash Writing Workshop
Join us for a shorting reading from Miriam’s Well preceded by a workshop on using midrash to retell the stories of our lives and our communities.
Montpelier, VT: Miriam's Well Reading
Join Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for her Montpelier book launch of her new novel, Miriam’s Well: A Modern Day Exodus. This event is co-sponsored by the Kellogg Hubbard Library and Temple Beth Jacob in Montpelier, Vermont. Bear Pond Books, one of the great independent book stores, will be there to sell books too.
Lawrence, KS: Writing Jewish: KU Jewish Studies Symposium
Writing Midrash: Miracles, Mysteries, and Meanings (workshop) and From Jonah’s Tree to Miriam’s Well: A Writer’s Midrash Journey (keynote talk): Join us for a day-long symposium featuring multiple speakers and recipes from Miriam’s Well.
Atchison, KS: Writer in Residence
Caryn will visit classes and do a reading from Miriam’s Well. Come join us for a lively reading and visit with the author.
Online Class: Coming Home to Body, Earth, and Time: Writing From Where We Live
This six-week online class runs Oct. 24 – Dec. 4th through the Transformative Language Arts Network.
We live in concentric circles, starting at our most local home of our bodies, and rippling out through our homes, communities, ecoregions, continents, planet, and the cosmos. Drawing on a bioregional perspective that home informs who we are and how we are to live, this class will bring participants together in council, creatively writing out our truths and into our questions to find companionship along and joy throughout the journey. The writing and storytelling prompts will be accompanied by occasional expressive arts explorations as we seek home through poetry, stories, songs, and other forms of TLA (your choice!). Along the way, we’ll explore identity, callings, embodiment, personal history, ecology, and what it means to both live in time and place. Most of all, we’ll be illuminating how to make the visible – what’s right here in/of our bodies, dwellings, local terrain, weather and skies – more visible, and use that new vision as a lantern to lead us toward greater homecoming. See much more here.
Madison, WI: Miriam's Well Reading & Havdalah Service
Join Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for her Topeka book launch of her new novel, Miriam’s Well: A Modern Day Exodus, featuring a special Havdalah Service, a very short (10 minute) Jewish service (singing, and awakening our senses) to usher in the new week, followed by a vibrant reading from the novel. We’ll conclude with a book signing, delicious Jewish desserts and savories to enjoy together, and time to visit and make new friends. More about the novel here
Lawrence, KS: A Leap Forward Writing Retreat
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Have a project – a book, an essay, a story, a poem, a song or two – that you need time and support to work on or finish? This one-day writing retreat can help you find your voice, groove, and direction, plus get a fresh perspective and some strong writing done. Come to a peaceful place where you can write in concert with others doing the same. The retreat includes a mini coaching session, time to write and revise in a peaceful home (and on the front porch, weather-permitting), luscious and healthy snacks and lunch, and a handout of prompts, guidance, and inspiration. All the details right here!
Lawrence, KS: Miriam's Well: A Modern Day Exodus – A Special Evening with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
Join Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg reading from her new novel Miriam’s Well about mythology, history, and finding our place, people, and purpose. In this modern day retelling of the Exodus, Miriam wanders the political and spiritual desert of a changing America, driven by her sense of purpose but searching for her place and her people. As she seeks the promised land, she shows her people, and eventually herself, how to turn the chaos and despair of our times into music, meals, and miracles.
Sponsored by the Osher Institute of the University of Kansas, this event also features delicious refreshments, drawing from recipes in the novel (Miriam is a cook and baker!).
Kansas City, MO: Read Local: Miriam's Well
Caryn is the featured author for this month’s “Read Local” event. Come hear her read from Miriam’s Well and share some of the stories of writing this novel about mythology, history, and finding our place, people, and purpose. In this modern day retelling of the Exodus, Miriam wanders the political and spiritual desert of a changing America, driven by her sense of purpose but searching for her place and her people. As she seeks the promised land, she shows her people, and eventually herself, how to turn the chaos and despair of our times into music, meals, and miracles.
Hutchinson, KS: Visiting Writer at Hutchinson Community College
Caryn will visit some classes and give a reading from Miriam’s Well — open to the public — at HCC. Details to be announced.
Springfield, N.J.: Miriam's Well Reading at Temple Sha-arey Shalom
Join Caryn for a reading from Miriam’s Well and for Shabbat Services at this welcoming warm and engaging Reform congregations.
Council Grove, KS: Brave Voice: Writing & Singing For Your Life
Join us Sunday, May 19-24, 2019 for six days of immersing yourself into your creative spirit in the heart of the Flint Hills near Council Grove, KS. This is a great retreat for writers (of poetry, fiction, drama, non-fiction, journalism, memoir, etc.), or musicians of any kind, or anyone who wants to start writing and/of making music. Mornings are devoted to writing, songwriting and singing workshops (no experience necessary); afternoons for relaxing, wandering, getting a massage, creating art, music and writing; and evenings for inspiring performances. White Memorial Camp is on a peninsula in the middle of Council Grove lake, surrounded by hills and sky. Click here for more information. Register here.
Kansas City, MO & Online: Right Livelihood Professional Training
The Transformative Language Arts Network’s Right Livelihood Professional Training with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg and Laura Packer offers writers, storytellers, performers, coaches, facilitations, and others in the arts a pathway to make a living in concert with their callings and communities. Unlike cookie-cutter career programs, this visionary training guides you toward what constellation of vocation works best for you now, and when the path meanders, whether you’re leaping into a new career or form of service or developing your new work while keeping your current job. This 100-hour training includes a weekend retreat in Kansas City June 27-30; an in-depth online class; video-conferencing with guest teachers; and a closing session at the 2019 Power of Words in September (may attend remotely). https://www.tlanetwork.org/Right-Livelihood-Training
Connect with Caryn
Join a Writing Workshop: Caryn bi-monthly retreats for people living with serious illness (as patients or caregivers) through Turning Point in Kansas City, wild weather workshops through the Kansas Humanities Council, and many other offerings. More here.
Read Caryn's Words in Everyday Magic, her blog, essays and interviews, and books of poetry, fiction, memoir, and anthologies.
Come to an Event: Caryn teaches classes through the Osher Institute, leads talks and book discussions through the Kansas Humanities Councils, and speaks, reads, and meets with people widely. See more here.
Create Your Own Right Livelihood Through the Arts in the Transformative Language Arts Network's Right Livelihood Professional Training with Laura Packer and Caryn, launching June - October, 2018. More here.
Earn Your MA at the Goddard Graduate Institute where Caryn and other fine people teach, guiding students in self-designed, low-residency (study from your home community, and attend two week-long residencies each year) degrees in Transformative Language Arts, Health Arts & Sciences, Social Innovation and Sustainability, Consciousness Studies, and Individualized Studies. More here.