The TLA Network offers the annual Power of Words conference; online classes, membership, resources, the One City One Prompt Project, Chrysalis: A Journal of Transformative Language Arts, and The Power of Words: A Transformative Language Arts Reader.
What's new with you? Here's what's new with us:
- Power of Words Conference: January 15, 2014 is the deadline for our super early bird registration, and for submitting a workshop proposal for the 2014 Power of Words conference. The conference will be held Sept. 19-21 near Kansas City.
- Begin Again is the theme for the 2014 One City One Prompt. Create your own community event — workshop, performance, meeting, salon -- to write, tell stories, perform or discuss what beginning again means to your community. Learn more here.
- Chrysalis: A Journal of Transformative Language Arts, our new on-line international journal, is now accepting submissions for its first issue. Visit the journal, and submit your own creative writing, narrative of TLA in action, or theory on TLA.
The 2014 Power of Words Conference
Join us September 19-21, 2014 at Lake Doniphan Retreat Center in Kansas City, MO for our 11th Power of Words Conference, with workshops, performances, talking circles, celebration and more, featuring writers, storytellers, performers, musicians, community leaders, activists, educators, and health professionals. Keynoters are Kelley Hunt, international touring artist and singer-songwriter; Kevin Willmott, award-winning filmmaker, writer and director; Doug Lipman, storyteller, coach, mentor and author; and Scott Cairns, poet and writer. Artists-in-residence are poet, painter and muralist Jose Faus, and storm and weather photographer Stephen Locke. A special pre-conference reading features five Missouri and Kansas poets laureate: Wyatt Townley, William Trowbridge, Walter Bargen, Denise Low, and Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg.