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Welcome to the TLA Network!

We support individuals and organizations that promote forms of the spoken, written, and sung word as a tool for personal and communal transformation. We offer:An annual conference, The Power of Words

Chrysalis: The Journal of Transformative Language Arts

Now accepting submissions!

Chrysalis is an online, peer reviewed, international journal dedicated to the publication of research and reflection pertaining to Transformative Language Arts. It is a resource for those who are currently studying or practicing TLA and for those interested in the power of the spoken, written, and sung word to engender personal and/or communal change.

Deadline: April 1st, 2016

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Come to the
Power of Words Conference


Where will you be Aug. 12-14? How about the coast of Maine at the breathtaking Ferry Beach (near Portland and Boston)?


Immerse yourself in workshops, celebrations, open mics, and fierce beauty among 50 presenters -- storytellers, writers, performers, activists, educators, healers, and more.

Keynoters include vocal artist and world-renown performer Rhiannon, storyteller Lynette Ford, theologian-writer-improv-performer Callid Keefe-Perry, and writer and facilitator Seema Reza.

Become a Member & Give a Membership

We keep membership rates low at the TLA Network to build a wide-reaching, grassroots organization that serves people of all backgrounds who use writing, storytelling, performance and other word magic to change themselves and the world. For $35, you can become a member, and you can also give others the gift of membership. Benefits include discounts on classes, the conference, a private member's room on Facebook, and lots of other ways you can grow your work and TLA.

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Take a Class, Change Your Life!

Celebrate the new year by firing up your creative life, livelihood, and community connections through online classes with wise and inspiring teachers.

Give a Little or a Lotta Love: Donate Today

Yup, we're a small, not-for-profit organization making our way in the world, and you can help us with your tax-deductible donation. Give what you can, and help us fund scholarships for the Power of Words conference, online classes, and and other program development -- you can even give in honor or memory of a loved one.

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"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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