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Welcome to the Transformative Language Arts Network. We support individuals and organizations that promote forms of the spoken, written, and sung word as a tool for personal and communal transformation. Here’s what new with us:


Adventures in Songwriting – with singer/songwriter and international touring artist Kelley Hunt helps participants demystify the process of writing powerful songs through knowledge and specific writing prompts that engage our imagination in ways we might not have experienced before, collaborating with other participants, and revising and completing a song. Feb. 19 – 24, Learn more here.


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Finding Your Voice & Identity in Personal Stories - with storyteller/writer/performer Regi Carpenter focuses on crafting and performing personal stories for growth and community as well as deepening awareness of the power stories play in personal and communal intellectual, emotional, and social development. Feb. 2 – Mar. 16. More here.

Changing the World with Words: TLA Foundations – with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg & Joanna Tebbs Young immerses participants into TLA, including history, theory and practice, genres and arts, community practices, ethics, and more as well as TLA in service, as a catalyze and as part of our vocations and avocations. Creative writing prompts, discussions, and great community abound. Mar. 9 – April 19. More here.

Classes also help fulfill requirements for the New TLA Foundations Certification.

Jimmy Santiago BacaPower of Words Conference 2015 early bird rate now available!  Sept. 18-20, 2015, Kansas City (at beautiful Unity Village): Register now for this life-changing conference. Keynoters include writer Jimmy Santiago Baca, playwright Darren Canady, spoken word artists/actors/writers/activists Sha Cage and E.G. Bailey, and poet and writer Xánath Caraza.

Become a Member Today! Join for $35 to receive discounts on classes, the conference, and to help us thrive and grow.

Chrysalis: A Journal of Transformative Language Arts’s first issue now out.