It's About Time: A Special Havdalah Reading

November 28, 2020 - 6:30pm
Zoom via the Lawrence Jewish Community Center

Join us at the Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation for a lovely and lively Havdalah service (a very short service to celebrate the start of a new week) led by Susan Elkins and Jack Winerock followed by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg debuting new poetry about Judaism, Jewish time, and life at large from her new book, How Time Moves: New and Selected Poems. Poet Patricia Traxler says of How Time Moves, “This is the real work of a poet — to see and speak the often-hidden truths of a human life in a way that enlightens and informs. In the cumulative power of her new and selected poems, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg accomplishes this with grace, insight, courage, and unceasing wonder.” 

It’s all happening via Zoom. To register, please write to Michael Brown at the Lawrence Jewish Community Center:

Poetry as Refuge in a Time of Disruption

December 4, 2020 - 7:00pm
September 6, 2020 - 12:00pm
From wherever you are

Sponsored by the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH), this weekend virtual workshop  starts 7 p.m., Fri., Dec. 4 with sessions Fri. evening, and Sat. morning and afternoon, and Sun. morning.

Coming together to write, and to find and strengthen our individual and collective voices in a time of pandemic and social change can help us create a refuge of creativity, courage, and resilience. There we can replenish our inner well and recommit ourselves to our work, art, and community. In this experiential workshop, we’ll write our way toward shelter from the storms of our time. We’ll reconnect with what we love, what we grieve, and how we can make and hold space for one another to see more clearly our deepest callings and most effective actions in this time Most of all, we’ll use this workshop time to immerse ourselves in poetry—what we write and witness during and beyond the workshop—as a lifelong sanctuary that brings us greater meaning, clarity, and solace.

I’m also offer limited discounted coaching sessions for you to get more feedback on your poetry. See all the details here.

Writing for Healing & Transformation Sampler

January 7, 2021 - 6:30pm
January 28, 2021 - 8:30pm

Come write your way into 2021–and replenish your health, spirit, and imagination! In this workshop, writer and facilitator Joy Roulier Sawyer and former Kansas poet laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg will guide you through a number of juicy topics designed to nourish emotional & physical health. This four-week workshop is a project of Replenish, a group of creatives, writers, and healers who help people replenish their creative spirits and well-being. More here.

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.

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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