Workshops, Readings, Talks

With Stephen Locke presenting Chasing Weather

I've been offering workshops, readings, keynote addresses, performance, and specialized classes for over 25 years around the U.S. and Mexico at various venues and communities.

Keynotes: My keynote presentations for businesses, organizations, conferences and festivals, tailored to the needs of your project, focus on topics such as creativity resilience, breakthrough thinking through the arts, writing as a way of knowing, community-building and self-care through writing, doing the work you love, or what it means to find and live our truest stories. Additionally, singer-songwriter Kelley Hunt and I do collaborative performances featuring our co-written songs and my poetry.

Workshops: My workshops help people of many backgrounds discover greater meaning, connection, and joy through writing in community. Workshop specialities include legacy and vision, making life transitions, living with serious illness, right livelihood and your life's work, and writing as an ecological, mythological, and embodied practice. I customize workshops for each group, community, or event; workshops may be followed by solo or collaborative readings. 

Readings & Talks: I love giving readings of my poetry and prose (including improvisational poetry). I've presented hundreds of readings and talks at conferences, colleges, and events, including opening for singer-songwriter Dar Williams and performing with dancers, musicians, and other artists. Special readings and talks include:

I'm also roving scholar with Humanities Kansas's Speaker's Bureau and TALK (Talk About Literature in Kansas) program and available as a touring artist in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas through the Mid-America Arts Alliance's Touring Artist Program.

If you'd like to connect with me about the possibilities, please email me.

Upcoming Events

September 30, 2022 -
October 2, 2022
Unity Village
Kansas City, Missouri
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Self-paced in your own home or travels
October 16, 2022 -
November 12, 2022
Zoom and online
November 22, 2022 - 7:30pm
December 13, 2022 - 9:30pm
Zoom
November 13, 2022 -
December 10, 2022
Zoom and online
January 8, 2023 -
February 4, 2023
Zoom and online

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