What Happens at the POW (2019 Summary)

The 2020 conference summary will be posted in late spring, 2020. To give you an idea of what happens, where is the 2019 summary.

Thursday, September 26th

Pre-Conference

4:00 - 6:00 PM — Arrival and Check-in (for pre-conference events)

6:00 - 7:00 — Dinner

7:00 - 9:00 — Evening Program of Storytelling

Friday, September 27th   Read the Session Descriptions

8:00 - 9:00 AM — Breakfast

9:00 - 12:00 — Morning Keynoter Pre-Conference Workshop

P1.  Stories Old and New: A Path to Healing and Resilience — Noa Baum

12:00 - 1:00 PM — Lunch

1:15 - 3:15 — Afternoon Keynoter Pre-Conference Workshop

P2. Courage and Clarity with Your Right Calling — Gregg Levoy

3:30 - 5:30 — Late Afternoon Keynoter Pre-Conference Workshop

P3. Fetch the Fire: Writing the Ghazal — Usha Akella

Conference

4:00 - 6:00 PM — Arrival & Check-in (for conference)

6:00 - 7:00 — Dinner

7:00 - 9:30 — Welcome to POW!

Keynote Presentation: — Gregg Levoy

Right Livelihood Panel — Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Laura Packer, Liz Burke-Cravens, Caleb Winebrenner, Rachel Gabriel

9:30 - 11:00 — Night Owls Open Mic Reading

Saturday, September 28th

8:00 - 9:00 AM — Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 — Talking Circles

9:15 - 10:45 — Session Series #1

1A. "Bad Asian Daughter:" Transforming Shame Through Embodied Storytelling — Lisa Chu

1B. Pathstone Writers' Group: Gathering and Sharing the Lived Experiences of Individuals Residing in Assisted Living — Diana Joseph

1C. Walking Fields and Streets to Find Poems and Stories — Loren Niemi

1D. Fostering an Enduring CommUNITY — Alec Esparza

11:00 - 11:45 — Keynote Presentation: Matwaala, the Birth of a Festival— Usha Akella

12:00 - 1:00 PM — Lunch

How Can I Learn More About the Network Luncheon: Please join Liz Burke-Cravens and other council members to find out more about the network, what it can offer you, and how you might get involved.

1:00 - 2:30 — Session Series #2

2A. Sacred Earth, Common Ground John Genette, Doug Bland

2B. Creating Online TLA Classes that Inspire, Build Community, and Transform Our World — Liz Burke-Cravens

2C. The Path of Needles or the Path of Pins: Other Ways of Seeing "Red" — Lyn Ford

2D. Heroic and Healing Journeys for Contemporary Times — David Kopacz

2:45 - 4:15 — Session Series #3

3A. Building Community Through Narrative: Facilitating Story Circle and Performance Events — John Genette, Doug Bland

3B. Fight Back Any Adversity in Life: Overcoming a Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer Diagnosis, the Pink Hulk Will Help You Find Your Inner Superhero — Valerie David

3C. Writing as Refuge in Times of Disruption — Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

3D. Writing Memoir for Empathy and Inquiry — Rachel Gabriel

4:30 - 6:00 — Open Mic / Council Interest Meeting / Break

6:00 - 7:00 — Dinner

7:00 --- Improvalooza: a wildly fun, fast, and fabulous fundraiser featuring TLAers of many stripes and spots making up poems and stories on the spot -- Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Lyn Ford, Laura Packer, and friends.

7:15 - 8:45 — Keynote Performance: A Land Twice Promised — Noa Baum

9:30 - late — Poolside Hangout

Sunday, September 29th   Read the Session Descriptions

7:30 - 8:30 AM — Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 — Talking Circles

9:15 - 10:45 — Session Series #4

4A. Telling this Truth: Creating Social Justice Theatre with TLA — Vanita Leatherwood

4B. Transformation through Professional Vocal and Body Expression Skills — Karla Huntsman

4C. Deeprogramming through Embodied Play, Poetry, and Hypnotic-Induction — Sarvenaz Moshfegh Asiedu

4D. Purposeful Memoir as a Path to a Thriving Future — Jennifer Browdy

11:00 - 12:30 — Session Series #5

5A. Stand Up and Speak Out: Using Storytelling Techniques to Change Yourself, Your Life, and the World — Laura Packer

5B. Here to There: How do I Get? Elizabeth Turner

5C. Self-Imposed Administrative Leave: Self-Care in Freelance — Tiffany Vakilian

5D. Aim for Astonishing: How Writing from Your Photo Stream Awakens Healing — Kelly DuMar

12:30 - 1:00 PM — Lunch

1:30 - 2:00 — Closing Circle

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