Online Class: The Art of Facilitation: Roots & Blossoms of Facilitation

January 15, 2020
February 25, 2020
Online class you can do from wherever you are!

Online class with Joy Roulier Sawyer & Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

What does it mean to facilitate arts-based workshops, coaching or consulting sessions, meetings and classes that help people amplify their voice and illuminate their vision? Designed for writers, storytellers, performers, artists, community leaders, healers, and change-makers, this class focuses on the vibrant role of the facilitator and how to better align your facilitation practice with your core values and ethics, community and purpose. We’ll explore whole-self facilitation including the care and feeding of the facilitator. Whether you’re involved in writing workshops, storytelling coaching, nonprofit consulting, or meeting facilitation, you’ll find many treasures in exploring best practices for planning, facilitating, and assessing session, including the role of ground rules or agreements, beginnings and endings, pacing and rhythm, and evaluation and continuing education. See details here.

Council Grove, KS: Brave Voice: Writing & Singing For Your Life

May 17, 2020
May 22, 2020
White Memorial Camp
Council Grove, Kansas

Our 15th Annual Brave Voice Retreat!

Please join us for a soulful, invigorating and life-changing 6-day retreat 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.

We know how opening our voice through writing, singing and songwriting enhances our lives and communities. In addition to workshops and retreats, we offer collaborative performances featuring Kelley’s & Caryn’s co-written songs, Kelley’s music, and Caryn’s poetry, and in-services, consulting and workshops for businesses, organizations and institutions. Kelley Hunt, an internationally-renowned singer-songwriter, has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe, solo and with the Kelley Hunt band, and she has released four critically-acclaimed albums. Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, the Poet Laureate of Kansas, is a poet and writer with 23 books in print (including poetry, memoir, a novel, a non-fiction book, a writing guide, and anthologies), and she founded Transformative Language Arts, a program at Goddard College and movement.

More information on the retreat here. Note: our retreats regularly sell out months ahead of time, so please jump in suddenly if this calls to you.

Online Class: The Art of Facilitation: Facilitating for Community & Change

June 10, 2020
July 21, 2020
Online class you can do from wherever you are!


Online class with Joy Roulier Sawyer & Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg through the Transformative Language Arts Network

Transformative Language Arts can be a powerful change agent in the world, one whose borders reach far beyond workshops, coaching, performance, and other forms of traditional TLA work. In this class, we’ll explore how creating intentional communal spaces, taking an inward look, working across vast definitions of “difference” (including race, religion, gender, class, living with ability or health challenges, and more), can help foster greater cohesion and expression in a fragmented culture. We’ll also learn how to navigate difficult situations and people more smoothly and compassionately, as well as how to joyfully sustain ourselves in our own individual TLA callings.focus especially on embodying compassion in action through how we  See details here.

Please Support Me on Patreon

By supporting me on Patreon for as little of $3/month, you can help me create transformative writing, workshops, and a new podcast series on the power of words. In exchange, you’ll receive cool perks (books, poems written just for you, and more), early access to my new work, weekly writing life inspirations, and an in-depth writing guide just for you. More here.


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