Workshops, Readings, Talks

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Presenting with Stephen Locke at the Topeka Public Library

Bring Caryn to Your Community For a Workshop, Reading, or Talk

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:

After giving a keynote at the State University of New York - Potsdam

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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You can help create more transformative writing, workshops, and a new podcast series on the power of words. Please consider supporting my Patreon campaign for as little as $3/month. In return, you receive cool perks (books, poems written just for you, and more), early access to my new work, and weekly inspirations to spark your creativity.  You also get this wonderful new writing guide I created just for you that includes 50 writing prompts, plus discussions on getting starting and keeping going, writing about hard stuff, finding your people and ways to publication.

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Upcoming Events

October 23, 2019 -
December 3, 2019
Online class you can do from wherever you are!
November 6, 2019 - 2:00pm
November 13, 2019 - 4:00pm
November 20, 2019
January 15, 2020 -
February 25, 2020
Online class you can do from wherever you are!
May 17, 2020 -
May 22, 2020
White Memorial Camp
Council Grove, Kansas
June 10, 2020 -
July 21, 2020
Online class you can do from wherever you are!