Truth to Power: Read & Write Poetry of Change

Self-paced in your own home or travels

Immerse yourself in the poetry of social and personal change through reading the writing of U.S., tribal, and state poets laureate along with historic poets, then responding to innovative writing prompts to create your own poems. You’ll discover worlds of poetry as well as the power of the pen through inspiring essays on the craft and passion of writing powerful poetry, and plenty of videos, podcasts, and links to learn more. Poets include Joy Harjo, Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, Grace Paley, Audre Lorde, Walt Whitman, Li-Young Lee, Adrienne Rich, Gwendolyn Brooks, Richard Blanco, Yusef Komunyakaa, Sharon Olds, Luci Tapahonso, Wendell Berry, W.S. Merwin, William Stafford, and more. You can do this class on your own timeline. More here.

Brave Voice Spring Fling

May 15, 2021 - 10:00am
Zoom and online

Join us Saturday, May 15th for a special Brave Voice retreat from our homes to yours. We’ll create together via Zoom and other interactive bells and whistles, and as in the past, we will explore what we have to say, sing, or write across the miles. Through what we create together, we can cultivate greater meaning, vitality, and direction for our brave and magical lives. We can also celebrate the arrival of spring and so much more health, safety, and joy in the world. More here.

Facilitating for Change and Community (Online Class)

June 2, 2021
July 13, 2021

This 6-week class can help you develop the skills needed to facilitate both distance and in-person transformative language arts experiences for a wide variety of cultures and communities. By immersing yourself in a variety of facilitation traditions, approaches, techniques, best practices and philosophies, you can discover and enact your life’s work and art in facilitating workshops, classes, meetings, and coaching sessions. We’ll focus especially on embodying compassion in action — including when facilitating on Zoom, online, and other formats–through how we approach facilitation, as well as design, promote, assess, and learn from the workshops and other sessions we lead. I’m honored to facilitate this class with Joy Roulier Sawyer through the Transformative Language Arts Network. More here.

Rumi, Writing & Wonder

June 5, 2021 - 2:00pm

“Let the beauty we love be what we do,” Rumi writes, and in this ceremonial writing workshop, we’ll give voice to that beauty, drawings on Rumi’s poetry of awe and presence. This welcoming workshops to all who write or want to write invites us into the guest house of our stories, insights, and callings to see the world and our lives with new eyes. It’s all happening on Sat., June 5 at 2-4 p.m. CST/ 1-3 p.m. MST/ 12-2 p.m. PST/ 3-5 p.m. EST. More here.

Brave Voice: Writing & Singing For Your Life

September 19, 2021
September 24, 2021
White Memorial Camp
Council Grove, Kansas

Please join Kelley Hunt and Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for our annual 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. Our 16th annual Brave Voice will be held September 19-24, 2021 in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas with plenty of time and space for you to create, connect, and come home to yourself and your imagination. More at

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