Events

Wild East Lawrence Walk - By Podcast

South Park gazebo
Lawrence, KS

Because of the pandemic, this walk will happen via Podcast — in the second week of April, we will upload here a link you can click on while going on your own Wild East Lawrence walk!

The Wild East Lawrence nature walk, part of the Songs & Stories of East Lawrence project with Kelley Hunt & Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg and led by naturalist Ken Lassman, explores the seasons, watersheds and natural features of the neighborhood. 

Because humans and human settlements are part of ecosystems, our project also incorporates the watersheds of East Lawrence, which give us an ecological window into the land formations, waterways, and other environmental dimensions of this particular place. 

Ken Lassman is a life-long Lawrence/Douglas County resident, including living for several years in East Lawrence. He is the author of Wild Douglas County (2007) and Seasons and Cycles: Rhythms of Life in the Kansas Area Watershed (1985), and the author for over a dozen years of Kaw Valley Almanac (www.KawValleyAlmanac.com), an online weekly guide to what’s happening in the natural world. 

Online: Vision & Revision: An April Poetry Immersion

April 12, 2020 - 4:12pm
May 9, 2020
March 29, 2020

Immerse yourself in the craft, art, passion and soul of poetry. By diving into the original details of our lives, particularly during a time when we’re likely to be focused on many aspects of home (our bodies, our houses, and most local eco-communities), while also learning more about craft, poetics, and our own critical sensibility, we can envision and revise poems of meaning and vitality. Each week will include a balance of readings, discussions, and exercises to further develop your own guidance and deeply engage with the poetry you’re called to write and live.

We will be using a very easy and accessible online class format for most of our class, Zoom videoconferencing for our weekly meetings (just click and you’re there), and email for sharing my teaching artist review of your poetry. 

You can learn more right here, or you can email me at carynmirriamgoldberg@gmail.com.

From Anywhere: Life & Livelihood Small Group Coaching

April 22, 2020 - 7:00pm
- 8:30pm
February 10, 2020
Zoom call (you can video-conference in with one click or call in on your phone)

Join a group coaching video-conference with storyteller/consultant Laura Packer and writer/TLA founder Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg. Our 90-minute small group coaching session offers you ample time to explore your true work, whether it’s your livelihood, calling, service, or art. 

Each participant will have time to ask a question and listen to Laura and Caryn’s suggestions on how to make a living, balance work and life, connect with community, and find your own path. The video-conference is just a click away on your computer or you can call in on your phone.

We’ll also have time to share more about the Right Livelihood Professional Training that Laura and Caryn are giving, Oct. 28, 2020 – Jan. 31, 2021.

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.

Songs & Stories of East Lawrence Book Launch Concert

June 14, 2020 - 2:00pm
Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania
Lawrence, KS

This celebration includes workshops participants from Songs & Stories of East Lawrence sharing their original poems, stories, and songs, plus Kelley Hunt debuting two new songs about the neighborhood co-written with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg based on suggestions from workshops participants, who also will sing back-up. Come together for a lovely afternoon honoring our stories of time and place in this historic and artistic neighborhood.

Books will be available for sale, and we’ll enjoy ample refreshments.

From Anywhere: Live & Livelihood Small Group Coaching

June 14, 2020 - 2:00pm
February 10, 2020 - 3:30pm
Video-conference you can do from anywhere

Join a group coaching video-conference with storyteller/consultant Laura Packer and writer/TLA founder Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg. Our 90-minute small group coaching session offers you ample time to explore your true work, whether it’s your livelihood, calling, service, or art.

Each participant will have time to ask a question and listen to Laura and Caryn’s suggestions on how to make a living, balance work and life, connect with community, and find your own path. The video-conference is just a click away on your computer, or you can call in on your phone.

We’ll also have time to share more about the Right Livelihood Professional Training that Laura and Caryn are giving, Oct. 28, 2020 – Jan. 31, 2021.

From Anywhere: Life & Livelihood Small Group Coaching

August 11, 2020 - 7:00pm
February 10, 2020 - 8:30pm
February 10, 2020
Video-conference you can do from anywhere

Join a group coaching video-conference with storyteller/consultant Laura Packer and writer/TLA founder Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg. Our 90-minute small group coaching session offers you ample time to explore your true work, whether it’s your livelihood, calling, service, or art.

Each participant will have time to ask a question and listen to Laura and Caryn’s suggestions on how to make a living, balance work and life, connect with community, and find your own path. The video-conference is just a click away on your computer, or you can call in on your phone.

We’ll also have time to share more about the Right Livelihood Professional Training that Laura and Caryn are giving, Oct. 28, 2020 – Jan. 31, 2021.

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

September 20, 2020
September 25, 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 24 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.

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