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Let's Talk TLA! with Fall/Winter Online Class Facilitators

  • 08 Sep 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
  • Tele-Conference

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A Free Tele-Conference Interview with TLA Network Online Class Facilitators, Followed by a Poetry Open Mic!

Moderated by Kelly DuMar & Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

We hope you’ll join us in this video-conference (online or phone) preview of 2016 fall/winter TLA workshops! Kelly DuMar, membership chair of TLAN, and Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, TLA Founder, will interview upcoming TLAN instructors to “preview” their workshops and information about TLA certification.

Whether you’re already registered for an online TLA fall/winter class or you’re wondering what’s in store – this is your chance to freely ask questions about what the classes will be like, meet the instructors, and learn about the TLA certification program. Instructors participating on the video-conference include:

Poetry Open Mic

And there’s more to share! Bring an original poem! 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 & Caryn will interview workshop leaders on the call for 30 minutes about their upcoming classes
  • We’ll 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 on Zoom

Time: Thurs, Sept 8, 2016 7:00 PM Central (US & Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/855365763

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16465588656,855365763# or +14086380968,855365763#

Or Telephone:

    Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)

    Meeting ID: 855 365 763

    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=y4iWF6lC5H8IUQyVlgErgbMz-aRfWKYy

About TLAN Online Classes

We offer online classes to help you deepen your understanding of Transformative Language Arts, explore the craft of various genres and arts related to TLA, and develop your livelihood, community work, and service related to TLA.

Designed and taught by leading teachers, transformative language artists and activists, and master facilitators (want to be one of them?), these classes offer you ample opportunities to grow your art of words, your business and service, and your conversation with your life work.

The online nature of the classes allows you to participate from anywhere in the world (provided you have internet access) at any time of the day while, at the same time, the intimate and welcoming atmosphere of the classes helps students find community, inspiration, and greater purpose.

All classes include hands-on activities (writing, storytelling, theater, spoken word, visual arts,music and/or other prompts), plus great resources, readings, and guidance.

Learn more and register for classes here.

About the Moderators

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.

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Ph.D., the 2009-13 Kansas Poet Laureate is the author of 19 books, including The Divorce Girl, a novel; Needle in the Bone, a non-fiction book on the Holocaust; The Sky Begins At Your Feet, a bioregional memoir on cancer and community; and five poetry collections, including the award-winning Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies in Word and Image with weather chase/photographer Stephen Locke. Founder of Transformative Language Arts at Goddard College where she teaches, Mirriam-Goldberg also leads writing workshops widely, particularly for people living with serious illness and their caregivers. With singer Kelley Hunt, she co-leads Brave Voice writing and singing retreats. Caryn is a long-time organizer of the bioregional movement, and helped found the Kansas Area Watershed Council, an the Continental Bioregional Congress. She's also co-founder of the TLA Network and serves on the TLAN council. She lives just south of Lawrence with various humans and animals, in love with her people, place, community, and the big, wild sky. More at www.CarynMirriamGoldberg.com.

"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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