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Let's Talk TLA! with Z. Hall

  • 22 Mar 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
  • Tele-Conference

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A Free Tele-Conference Interview, Followed by a Poetry Open Mic!

With special guest Z. Hall on the topic of "Dynamic Dialogue", Moderated by Kelly DuMar

We hope you’ll join us in this free phone conference! Kelly DuMar, membership chair of TLAN, will interview Z. Hall, Poet, Artist, Scholar & Executive Director of Salon~360, a monthly event that brings together artists, business people, scholars, activists, and community members in dialogue around issues faced by our society. Z. believes in the power of creating what she calls “360 degree public conversations,” believing that true understanding requires examining issues through integrated, public dialogue. Z.’s interests include culture, art, race, identity, media, TV and radio, film, theater performance, rhetoric, and intersections of these. In the context of transformative language arts, we’ll explore her thoughts on why open dialogue is important, what we can expect when it does not exist, and how society benefits when it does.

Poetry Open Mic

And there’s more to share! This unique discussion and networking opportunity will be followed by a Poetry Open Mic. Everyone who participates in the teleconference is welcome to share an original poem. Whether you’re reading your poetry aloud for the first time, or you’re a seasoned reader, this is a chance to share your writing in the supportive presence of appreciative listeners. It’s a remarkably fun and moving experience.

Format of the Meeting

  • Kelly will interview her guest for 20-30 minutes about their practice of TLA.

  • You will then have 10-15 minutes to ask questions & discuss TLA, your own practice, goals, or vision.

  • We’ll devote the next 15 or so minutes to the open mic poetry readings.

  • You don’t need to be a member of TLAN to participate!

Joining the Call

This meeting is free and open to the public, and you can join from your by phone by calling:

1-857-232-0155, code #885077

About Z. Hall

Z. Hall is a poet, mixed media artist, scholar, and the Executive Director of Salon~360, a monthly event that brings together artists, business people, scholars, activists, and community members in dialogue around issues faced by our society.  A rhetorical critic specializing in visual and material rhetoric, Z. produces scholarship on communication and art. Her interests include culture, art, race, identity, media, TV and radio, film, theater performance, rhetoric, and intersections of these. She has blogged about these for nearly five years. Her passion for creating a space for open dialogue stems back to the 2011’s online version of Salon~360, “Shaken Not Stirred: Conversations with Friends” on her blog. Z’s art articulates social and political realism as critique.

About Salon~360: Events are held at restaurants or venues, supporting locally owned businesses in the Kansas City region. Themes of Salon~360’s inaugural 2015 season included: forgiveness, anger, suicide, humane capacity, and grief. The first year closed with a benefit show based on its five themes. Highlights can be seen on their website. Salon~360’s second season opened with the theme ‘Art Activism’ in collaboration with InterUrban ArtHouse in Overland Park.  On Tuesday, February 23, Salon~360 will present the theme ‘Economic Liberation’ in collaboration with The Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City.

Salon~360 is online at: http://goo.gl/5oUITW, Facebook at: https://goo.gl/s1rYPK, LinkedIn at: https://goo.gl/k4noQd

About Kelly DuMar

Kelly DuMar is a poet, playwright and expressive arts workshop facilitator whose chapbook “All These Cures,” won the 2014 Lit House Press poetry contest. Kelly’s poems have been published in many literary journals, and her award winning plays have been produced around the US and published by dramatic publishers. She produces the Our Voices Festival of Women Playwrights & Poets, held at Wellesley College, now in its 9th year. Kelly has a Master’s Degree in Education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Her certification in psychodrama and training in Playback Theatre inspire her workshops with transformative energy. Kelly has presented professional workshops at Mass. Poetry Festival, The Boston Book Festival, Playback North America, The New England Theatre Conference, the Transformative Language Arts Conference, ASGPP, The National Association for Poetry Therapy, and The International Women’s Writing Guild. She is a Fellow in the American Society for Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama, a member of the Advisory Council of The International Women’s Writing Guild, and a Council Member of the Transformative Language Arts Network. Her website it kellydumar.com, and she publishes a bi-monthly essay about the writing life to her subscribers.

"The Transformative Language Arts Network" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Kansas, P.O. Box 442633, Lawrence, KS 66044

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