Classes

Fall 2015 Classes

11738127_10205240847994919_5702194084846511415_nChanging the World With Words: Transformative Language Arts Foundations with writer, facilitator, and coach Joanna Tebbs Young, MA-TLA. Six weeks: October 12 – November 16

This thorough introduction to Transformative Language Arts (TLA) encompasses the personal and the global, the contemporary and the historic, and how TLA can be practiced through writing, storytelling, performance, song, and collaborative, expressive and integrated arts. Each week includes short readings, a lively discussion, and invigorating writing prompts to help you articulate more of your own TLA callings. Participants should plan on spending 3-5 hours on class assignments each week. We will also have two 40-minute conference calls (time to be determined in concert with everyone’s schedules), at the beginning and end of the class, to get to know one another and discuss questions and topics voice-to-voice. This class is also required for TLA Foundations Certification.

TLAThe Word Artist in the Public SquareThe Word Artist in the Public Square: with Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus, writer, author, and mentor Denise Low. Six Weeks: Nov. 2 – Dec. 13.

Creation begins in isolated moments and finds fulfillment in shared community experiences. Literary citizenship is a term that can refer to, according to Becky Tuch, “attending readings, subscribing to literary magazines, interviewing writers, reviewing books, reading a friend’s manuscript, blurbing books.” These are ways to support fellow writers and literacy. Explore ways these generous acts spread out into communities as support for an informed citizenship. Learn personal ways to engage in the public square of readings, social media, reviews, contests, and conferences. Learn ways the individual can keep artistic integrity and be effective in the cross-currents of public presentations of creative works.


Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations: A nonrefundable fee of 10% is included in each registration. No cancellations after the class begins. In the case of extenuating circumstances, please contact us.

Low Enrollment Cancellations: Classes that do not meet a minimum enrollment may be canceled a minimum of 3 business days prior to the first class meeting with full refunds for all registrants.

Incomplete: Students seeking certification in TLA Foundations who cannot complete a class due to extenuating circumstances may be granted a discounted registration on the next available offering of that class. To be eligible for the discount students must communicate their circumstance to the teacher as soon as possible.

Want to teach for the TLA Network?

We welcome proposals for online classes that are 1 week to 6 weeks long. All teachers are required to be TLA Network members. Please contact Tlan.Coordinator@gmail.com for further information.