Caryn has been offering workshops, readings, keynote addresses, performance, and specialized classes for over 25 years around the U.S. and Mexico at various venues and communities.
Workshops: Caryn's writing workshops help people of many backgrounds discover greater meaning and joy in writing and community. Workshop specialities include legacy and vision, making life transitions, living with serious illness, and writing as an ecological, mythological, and embodied practice. She customizes workshops for each group, community, or event, and workshops may be followed by solo or collaborative readings.
Readings & Talks: Caryn is a dynamic reader of her poetry and prose (including improvisational poetry), speaker, and teacher. She has given several hundred readings and talks at conferences, colleges, and events. Specializes include:
- Chasing Weather — a virtual storm chase through poetry, stories, videos, and photographs with Stephen Locke based on Stephen & Caryn’s book, Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies in Word and Image.
- The Holocaust and Polish Resistance — a multi-media presentation based on Caryn’s book Needle in the Bone: How a Holocaust Survivor and Polish Resistance Fighter Beat the Odds and Found Each Other.
Keynotes: Caryn gives personalized keynote talks at conferences and arts festivals. Contact her to find out more, including seeing samples of her keynote (such as “Poetry, Miracles and the Path to the Beloved Community” in Black Mountain, N.C., or “Surviving with Grace and Gumption" for a breast cancer awareness program in KS.).
Collaborative Performances: Caryn presents collaborative performances, featuring her poetry, songs co-written with and performed by Kelley Hunt. Learn more at Brave Voice’s performance page. As a poet, she has also opened for singer-songwriter Dar Williams and performed with dancers, musicians, and other artists.
Caryn is also a roving scholar with Humanities Kansas's Speaker's Bureau and TALK (Talk About Literature in Kansas) program and available as a touring artist in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas through the Mid-America Arts Alliance's Touring Artist Program.
Contact: If you'd like to connect with Caryn about the possibilities, please email her.
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