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: 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

Writing From the Body & Earth (Zoom Workshop)

October 2, 2021 - 11:00am

Write from where you are, including your most local address: your own body. Come home to your writing and yourself by integrating more sensory detail into your poetry, fiction, memoir, drama, or mixed genre pieces. Drawing on embodied and eco-writing practices and prompts, we’ll explore ways to make your writing more vivid and alive. We’ll also touch on how writing from body and earth can enhance your sense of yourself and belonging. In addition to some short talks about and vibrant examples of writing from the body and earth, we’ll do several in-class short writing prompts (in whatever genre you wish) you can share aloud if you’d like. This workshop includes resources for further exploration as well as an ample handout of prompts you can do on your own. This workshop is offered through Lighthouse Writers Workshop (please register here)

Writing Ourselves Home (online class)

October 11, 2021
November 21, 2021
Online + Zoom

Writing Ourselves Home   

An Online Workshop to Write From Body & Earth

October 11 – November 21

By writing about where we are — in time, as bodies, and on the earth — we can generate a lot of powerful, new writing as we  deepen our sense of being at home in the world. Come create new poems, stories, songs, or whatever genre the emerging writing wants to be. We’ll explore identity, callings, embodiment, personal history, ecology, and what it means to both live in specific bodies and places. Most of all, we’ll be illuminating how to make the visible – what’s right here in/of our bodies, dwellings, local terrain, weather and skies – more visible, and use that new vision as a lantern to lead us toward greater homecoming. More here.

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