Events

Upcoming Events

November 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
Lawrence Yoga Center, 920 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS
Please reserve your spot at the Mind/Body site on Facebook event.
November 29, 2017 - 7:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS
December 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Raven Bookstore, 7 East 7th St.
Lawrence, KS
December 10, 2017 - 7:00pm
Transformative Language Arts Network, video conference
December 16, 2017 - 1:00pm
Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing, 8900 State Line Rd.
Leawood, KS
Please call 913-574-0900 to register.
January 11, 2018 - 7:00pm
Transformative Language Arts Network, video conference
January 20, 2018 - 4:00pm
Ellen Plumb's City Bookstore, 1122 Commercial Street
Emporia, KS
May 6, 2018 - 4:00pm
May 12, 2018
White Memorial Camp
Council Grove, KS
June 7, 2018 - 4:00am
October 12, 2018
Unity Village in Kansas City MO, Goddard College in Vermont, and your home!

Yoga & Poetry by Candlelight

November 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
Lawrence Yoga Center, 920 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS

A Final Friday Poetry in Motion Event: Replenish your body and soul in yoga and poetry by candlelight with yoga teachers Anne Underwood, Gopi Sandal, and Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg. Caryn will also be serenading us in various asanas (poses) with poetry from her newest book, Following the Curve. Following a restorative class, designe d to help us come home to our bodies and breathe our way to greater gratitude, we’ll enjoy tea, scones, and fruit. Books will available for sale as well as information about classes at the Yoga Center of Lawrence and Westside Yoga. 4-5:30 p.m.

Please reserve your spot at the Mind/Body site on Facebook event.

Book Discussion on The Romance Reader by Pearl Abraham

November 29, 2017 - 7:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS

Book discussion on Pearl Abraham’s Romance Reader as part of the Kansas Humanities Council’s TALK (Talk about Literature in Kansas) program. Contact the library to sign up for the program, and borrow a copy of the book to read for this lively discussion Caryn will lead.

Book Release Party for Everyday Magic: Field Notes on the Mundane and Miraculous

December 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Raven Bookstore, 7 East 7th St.
Lawrence, KS

Caryn to celebrate her newest book, a collection of the best from her blog. The book release will include a reading, and lots of luscious refreshments. Caryn will also read

Cover photo for Everyday Magic

from her just-released collection of poetry, Following the River. This event happens on Caryn’s birthday, and she asks for friends and family to consider celebrating with her by supporting their local bookstores and local presses. If you’re in or passing through Lawrence, please join us to honor the wonderful Raven Bookstore and the marvelous Meadowlark Press.

Life and Livelihood Small Group Coaching

December 10, 2017 - 7:00pm
Transformative Language Arts Network, video conference

Work with storyteller and consultant Laura Packer and Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg in a 90-minute small group coaching session. Discuss what you’re looking for in your vocation and avocation and hear about other’s passions. Each participant will have time to ask a question and listen to Laura and Caryn’s suggestions on making a living, balancing work and life, connecting with community, and other aspects of doing our life’s work for each member of the group. You can also learn more about the Right Livelihood Professional Training that Laura and Caryn are giving, starting next June — more here on that. Sign up at the Transformative Language Arts Network here. Cost is only $9.99.

Writing Your Particular Pathway To Joy

December 16, 2017 - 1:00pm
Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing, 8900 State Line Rd.
Leawood, KS

Free writing workshop for people living with serious physical illness (as patients and/or caregivers).’Tis the season of holidays and associated glad tidings, but what is your particular way to invite in and cozy up with what truly brings you greater joy? Through exploring writing as a practice to invite in glimmers of joy, even when balancing hard news and complex situations, we can find more of our essential well-being. We’ll draw on short, innovative writing prompts, and a whole lot of community support through sharing our words aloud (always optional) and making our own collective joy together. Please bring something to write on and with, and if you like, a snack to share. All who write to want to write are welcome! 1-5 p.m. Free workshop, but pre-registration required: please call 913-574-0900.

Please call 913-574-0900 to register.

Life and Livelihood Small Group Coaching

January 11, 2018 - 7:00pm
Transformative Language Arts Network, video conference

Work with storyteller and consultant Laura Packer and Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg in a 90-minute small group coaching session. Discuss what you’re looking for in your vocation and avocation and hear about other’s passions. Each participant will have time to ask a question and listen to Laura and Caryn’s suggestions on making a living, balancing work and life, connecting with community, and other aspects of doing our life’s work for each member of the group. You can also learn more about the Right Livelihood Professional Training that Laura and Caryn are giving, starting next June — more here on that. Sign up at the Transformative Language Arts Network here. Cost is only $9.99.

Blogging for Your Soul and Audience

January 20, 2018 - 4:00pm
Ellen Plumb's City Bookstore, 1122 Commercial Street
Emporia, KS

Keeping a regular blog can be a spiritual and artistic practice as well as a way to connect intimately and immediately with readers, and build an audience for your writing. In this lively workshop, Caryn will share tools and tricks for creating meaning-making posts that help you grow your writing as a practice and craft, and give readers a fresh view of their lives and worlds. We’ll also generate lists for future blog posts, and discuss how to find your way to veins of gold by cozying up with various topics and approaches. By the time we’re done, you’ll have some blog posts started, a list of titles and strategies for future writing, and sparks about how to get your blog, and your words, out there. Moreover, you’ll unearth greater paths to write for your body and soul, life, and world. Admission to the workshop is the purchase of one copy (or more) of Everyday Magic. This workshop benefits both our independent bookstore, Ellen Plumb Books, and local independent publisher, Meadowlark Press.

Brave Voice: Writing and Singing for Your Life

May 6, 2018 - 4:00pm
May 12, 2018
White Memorial Camp
Council Grove, KS

Please join us for a soulful, invigorating and life-changing 6-day retreat — May 6-11, 2018 — to dive into writing, singing, and songwriting, and surface with new work, collaborative creations, a community that supports your artistic development, and a renewed vision of your life (Retreat schedule).  This will be our 13th annual event, which has changed lives for the better all along the way. Total cost of the retreat, all meals, and five night’s lodging: $880.  (shuttle available from Kansas City International Airport).

Right Livelihood Professional Training with Laura Packer & Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg.

June 7, 2018 - 4:00am
October 12, 2018
Unity Village in Kansas City MO, Goddard College in Vermont, and your home!

This training, hosted by the Transformative Language Arts Network, is for people seeking to make a living from writing, storytelling, performing, coaching, facilitation, and. Participants will create a sustainable marketing plan, explore funding and partnership opportunities, practice ongoing self-care, and find community support through fellow practitioners and mentors. 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 110-hour training begins with a long weekend workshop June 7-10 at Unity Village in Kansas City, MO., and continues June – September with online study and community support, video conferences with entrepreneurs and leaders in the field, and individual consultations, all culminating in a seminar October 12, 2018  at Goddard College in Vermont Oct. 12-14, 2018 (training ends prior to the Power of Words conference). The training also includes special discounts on and a toolkit of resources for planning, marketing, further training, and next steps. Much more here.

Connect with Caryn

Join Caryn's Newsletter: Receive a pithy newsletter each month with a writing prompt, featured writer, and news of upcoming workshops, readings, and happenings. Click here.

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.

Bring Caryn to Your Community: Have Caryn present a workshop, talk, reading, or collaborative event in your community. More information here.

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.

Find Your Brave Voice: Join Kelley Hunt and Caryn for their annual Brave Voice: Writing & Singing for Your Life retreat each May in the glorious Flint Hills of Kansas. More here.

Coach with Caryn: Caryn offers coaching on writing, the writing life, and right livelihood. 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.