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The TLA Network!

We bring together and lift up  individuals and organizations that promote forms of the spoken, written, and sung word as a tool for personal and communal transformation. We offer:

Call for Courage:

Share your supportive words/actions on the TLA Blog

The courageous work that we do as transformative language artists is more important now than ever.

Our work in giving voice and in teaching the tools for others to find and speak their voice is even more critical as we enter this time of increasing conflict, violence, and disconnection.

Please send (blog@tlanetwork.org) post submissions, including any of the following:

  • Your personal and/or community response to what just happened;
  • Original poetry, prose, spoken word (videos welcome!) an others forms of TLA on how we find community, hope, and other ways to move forward;
  • Write-ups of meetings, workshops, and/or events that speak to the difficult and necessary work ahead;
  • Ideas for overcoming some of the polarization that has brought us here;
  • Strategies and practices for self-care and reaching out and caring for those most threatened (writing, photos, video, drawings, and etc. welcome).

Power of Words


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

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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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