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TLA Network Global Virtual Salon

  • 23 October 2023
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
  • Zoom meeting - link to be shared

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TLAN Goes Global!

TLA Network Global Virtual Salon

October 23, 2023

3:30–5:00 pm UTC

11:30 am - 1 pm EDT | 10:30 am - 12 pm CDT | 9:30 - 11:00 am MDT | 8:30 - 10:00 am PDT

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Join us for the first TLAGlobal Virtual Salon, featuring Transformative Language Artists from around the world!

TLAGlobal is our global outreach committee. We know (sometimes personally) many people who are doing transformative work in the wider world. We want to get to know them and their work, and to invite them to join our growing TLAN community. We’re excited to introduce six transformative language artists and their work this October. 

Our six presenters hail from 5 countries (and have lived in many more), and use written, spoken, and sung words (in English and other languages) for personal and community transformation. We are excited to provide a venue to feature these artists’ creative work to the general audience.

The TLAGlobal Virtual Salon is free and open to the public, and registration is required. The salon will take place online via Zoom. After the reading, there will be an artist talk-back and time for questions and engagement from the audience. The presentations and talk-back will be in English.

Please register to attend: a Zoom link will be sent to all registrants the day before the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Can’t attend live? Register! All registrants will receive a link to the recording.

Questions? Email us at tlan.coordinator@gmail.com.

Participating Transformational Language Artists

Jon Kohl: Jon, Costa Rican/American, has participated in heritage interpretation as a planner, trainer, writer, blogger, tour operator, professor, and theorist but has always seen interpretation as a part of something greater, whether protected area management, community development, or spirituality and wellbeing. He has two books on interpretation and scores of academic, trade, and popular articles. He earned his Masters at Yale University and his undergraduate at Dartmouth College. He lives in Costa Rica. For more information, visit Jon Kohl's ResearchGate profile and follow Jon on LinkedIn.

Robbyn Layne McGill: Robbyn is a freelance writer and transformative teaching artist who helps individuals and organizations embrace their creative power. She is the author of The Magical Art of Kissing Your Muse (an online creative mentorship course) and creator of The Messy, Magical Muse Deck - Illuminate Your Creative Path to Happiness (available December 2023). She lives in Amsterdam with her British love and Dutch cat and works at Kissing the Muse. For more information, visit Robbyn Layne McGill's  website, and follow Robbyn on Facebook. You can also find Robbyn onTwitter.

Angela Pfenninger: Angela is an author and costumed live interpreter living in Speyer, Germany. She works mainly for museums, heritage sites and archives, for whom she devises, writes, directs, and sometimes performs scripts about historical topics and personalities, spanning from the 1500s to the present day. She also teaches courses for interpreters and writes scripts for audio guides and comic books. Her agency also offers English-speaking programmes and courses for heritage institutions abroad. For more information about Angela Pfenninger, visit the Museum Theater website  and follow Angela on LinkedIn.

Jennifer Ramsay: Jennifer is a Scottish storyteller living in Spain. She is a Gestalt therapist specialized in art therapy, ecotherapy, and psychodrama. Jennifer facilitates creative workshops exploring fairy tales with her Story Arte toolbox. She has a degree in Biological Sciences and follows the rhythms of nature and the Celtic wheel of the year. She is the founder of Story Arte, a centre for Creativity and Personal Development. Learn more about Jennifer Ramsay and Story Arte at Storyarte.com. You can also follow Story Arte on Facebook and stay connected with Jennifer and Story Arte on Instagram

Yanina Shatvoryan: Yanina is an author and journalist. She was born in Armenia, lived in Moscow, studied in New York, and moved to Spain, where she currently lives. She has published several books, including Micellar Tales: Fairy Tales that Help Women Fight their Fears. She writes personalised therapeutic fairy tales for everyone who wants to add some magic to their real world. For more information visit Yanina Shatvoryan on Instagram.

Centa ThereseCenta Therese is a poet, teaching artist and writer, and trauma-informed learning, literacy, creativity, and neuroresilience specialist. She’s also a photographer, printmaker, and essayist. Her poems have appeared in several literary journals. Her publications include a poetry collection, a lyric memoir, and “Becoming Athena,” a collection of poetic reflections from a writing circle she facilitated in a women’s recovery home. In addition to her own creative work, Centa offers creativity coaching and educational workshops for mental health professionals. Learn more by visiting Centa Therese at her website. and check out Centa's art website.


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