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The Power of Words

A Transformative Language Arts Reader

edited by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg & Janet Tallman

This groundbreaking book on the written, spoken and sung word for individual and community transformation encompasses writing, storytelling, songwriting, drama, performance, and other forms of language as a personal and collective tool for liberation. Whether through community storytelling for elders, individual journaling for self-discovery, or interdisciplinary drama for underserved youth, transformative language artists create greater opportunities for people to be heard, witnessed, and to become agents of change in their lives and communities.

Contributors: David Abram, Shaun McNiff, Pat Schneider, Katherine Towler, Gail Rosen, Sharon Bray, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Irene Borger, Caren Neile, Carol Henderson, Denise Low, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Karen Campbell, Mandy Carr, Jeanne Hewell Chambers, Francis Charet, Patricia Fontaine, Linda Garrett, Jackson Gillman, Greg Greenway, Debbie Harris-Mead, Yvette Hyater-Adams, Kelley Hunt, Lana Leonard, Katt Lissard, Perie Longo, Christopher Maier, Deidre McCalla, Nancy Morgan, Rebecca Goodall, Rhonda Patzia, Nina Ricker, Pam Roberts, Nancy Shapiro, Jim Sparrell, Janet Tallman, Shelley Vermilya, Anna Viadero, and Scott Youmans.

This landmark book reveals the broad landscape shaped by the power of the word.

 –Shaun McNiff, author of Art Heals, Trust the Process, Art as Medicine, and dean at Lesley University

An absorbing, inspiring collection from some of the best original thinkers in the field of transformative language arts.

– Kathleen Adams, Director, Center for Journal Therapy; Author, Journal to the Self

This is the book we have been waiting for!

– Pat Schneider, author of Writing Alone and With Others, and founder of Amherst Writers and Artists

The Power of Words: A Transformative Language Arts Reader – almost 500 pages on social and personal transformation through the spoken, written and sung word – is now available. 

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