Welcome to 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.
2020 Power of
Transformation, Liberation, & Celebration Through the Spoken, Written, & Sung Word
Join us Oct. 28 - Nov. 1
Immerse yourself in workshops, celebrations, open mics, and fierce beauty among 50 presenters -- storytellers, writers, performers, activists, educators, healers, and more.
We are thrilled to be featuring Joy Harjo, the U.S. Poet Laureate, as our keynote presenter. In 2019, Joy Harjo was appointed the 23rd United States Poet Laureate, the first Native American to hold the position. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Harjo is an internationally known award-winning poet, writer, performer, and saxophone player of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. Grammy award winning saxophonist Paul Winter says, “Joy Harjo is a poet of music just as she is a poet of words.” She is the author of nine books of poetry and a memoir.
We will be putting out the call for workshop and performance submissions in early 2020. Register here!
Available Self-Paced Classes
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