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.

The Writers Place Reading: Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Huascar Medina & Pat Daneman

January 15, 2021 - 7:00pm

Please join me along with Kansas Poet Laureate Huascar Medina and poet Pat Daneman for our reading, which you can do from the warmth and comfort of your own home. 

Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

January Virtual Poetluck: It's About Time - Dairy Hollow Writers Colony

January 21, 2021 - 6:30pm

Come join me in a special poetry reading about time at this virtual reading sponsored by the Writers/ Colony at Dairy Hollow. I’ll be reading along with writers Deirdre Fagan, Pamela Skjolsvik, Jane Bernstein, Ann Friedman, John Swainston, and Paige Britt. You can join from wherever you are. More information here.

Memoir Writing for Life & Legacy

February 10, 2021 - 6:30pm

All of our stories are full of vivid, unique, and astonishing moments and insights. Come learn more about getting started on writing and putting together the turning point moments in your life as well as the experiences that shaped and continue to inform who you are and how you live. In addition to looking at practical and user-friendly ways to write what matters most to you, we’ll explore ways to get started, keep going, assemble a collection, and share it with others. Class is part of the Written Storytelling Certification Program from Mid-Continent Public Library and Metropolitan Community College. Free but registration required.

Writing As An Act of Love

February 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

Writing As An Act of Love — Saturday, February 13 at 2-4 p.m. CST/ 3-5 p.m. EST/ 1-3 p.m. MST/ 12-2 p.m. PST.

Writing can be a practice of opening your heart to other humans, the natural world, and your own good soul. Join a warm and lively writing circle (over Zoom) to write about who and what you love and to use your writing to discern how to love better. Just the act of making something out of words is a way of loving the time and place where you are. Everyone gets a packet of writing prompts to play with beyond the class and a chance to make new writing pals from across the land. Come be your own best valentine! Only $36, and more here. You can pay by Venmo (@Caryn-Goldberg-2), Paypal, or send a check (please contact me).

Poetry Reading & Conversation: Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg & Roy Beckemeyer

February 16, 2021 - 6:00pm

Join poet Roy Beckemeyer and me as we talk about the writing life, our newest poems, and my new book, How Time Moves: New & Selected Poems, at this lovely event sponsored by Watermark Books & Cafe in Wichita. Roy’s latest book of poetry is Words Brimming Over.

Your Right Livelihood Training

February 19, 2021
May 2, 2021
online, Zoom, and in-person

Your work—whether it’s in the arts, social justice, community service, healing, or social change—can bring you greater purpose and joy. Your work can also help others find and amplify the voices and visions so needed for our communities, culture, and planet. This three-month training meets you where you are to help you map out your individualized path. Mentored by experienced teachers and side-by-side with participants as committed as you are, you can discover and develop best practices for meaningful work, art, and service.

This comprehensive training with Laura Packer and Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg begins with a retreat (via online and Zoom) followed by a 10-week online class with weekly Zoom sessions with visiting teachers, one-on-one coaching, and lots of support and guidance. We end with an in-person retreat April 30 – May 2 at the beautiful Unity Village in Kansas City, Mo.

More info. here, and please sign up for our 10 free weekly guides on life and livelihood as well as small group coaching session.

Voices of the Holocaust: Class with the Osher Institute

March 4, 2021 - 1:00pm
March 17, 2021 - 2:30pm

The Holocaust has so many told and untold stories that show us more of what humans are capable of at our worst and our best. This class investigates the stories of multiple victims and survivors, focusing most on what survivors show us-after losing their families, communities, and whole way of life-about making and finding resilience, courage, and meaning. We’ll also learn more about Jewish life in Europe before WWII, the incremental evolution of the Holocaust (including ghettos and concentration camps), and-drawing from memoirs, films, and interviews-we’ll learn about survivor legacies. Please register at the Osher Institute here

The Yoga of the Page

March 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

2-4 CST/ 1-3 MST/ 3-5 EST/ 12-2 PST on Saturday, March 13th. Join this replenishing writing workshop! Both yoga, which means yoking or connecting, and writing, invite us to what stretches, strengthens & awakens us. Writing, its own kind of spiritual practice, also calls us to face the blank page, let go of expectations, return to our callings, and pay attention to what comes. Join me for energizing writing prompts informed by mindfulness & yoga practices…and create meaningful stories & poems. No experience needed. This workshop is sponsored by Create and Replenish.

Brave Voice: Writing & Singing For Your Life

May 16, 2021
May 21, 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 May 16-21 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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