POW 2018 Schedule Summary


Early Bird Rate available until July 11th!

NOTE: This schedule is subject to change!

Thursday, October 11th

Pre-Conference

4 - 6 pm — Arrival and Check-in (for pre-conference events)

6 - 7 — Dinner

7 - 9 — Evening Program (TBD)

Friday, October 12th

7:30 - 8:30 am — Breakfast

9:30 - 11:30 — Morning Keynoter Pre-Conf. Workshops

P1.  Resilience Through the Power of Words: Storytelling for Empowerment, Inclusion, and Identity — Amy Oestreicher

12 - 1 pm — Lunch

1:15 - 3:15 — Afternoon Keynoter Pre-Conf. Workshops

P2. Creative Collaboration: Dissecting #MeWe Mohsin Moh Ud Din

3:30 - 5:30 — Late Afternoon Keynoter Pre-Conf. Workshops

P3. Wound Dwelling: Writing the Survivor Body(ies) — Jennifer Patterson

See Workshop Descriptions and Presenter Bios Here!

Conference

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

6 - 7 — Dinner

7 - 9:30 — Opening Ceremony & Keynote Presentations

Amy Oestricher — Creative Resilience: Transforming and Sharing Our Stories Through the Arts to Heal from Trauma

Jennifer Patterson — Living in Liminality: Working with the Wounds of Trauma, Altered States & Poison Medicine

9:45 - 11 — Night Owls: Open Mic Reading

Saturday, October 13th

7:30 - 8:30 am — Breakfast

8:30 - 9:15 — Talking Circles

9:30 - 11 — Workshop Series #1

1A. Storytelling: Urdu Poetics and Classical Indian Dance Inspired Expression — Neena Massey

1B. Real Life, Whole Self Facilitation for Liberation and Transformation — Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

1C. How Stories Came to Be: Folktale as Experimental Personal-Narrative Prompt — Lyn Ford

1D. Working with Vets 101 — Valerie Stemac, Lovella Calica

1E. Inside Out: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Dumpster —Barbara Mudd, Anne Parsons Marchant

11:15 - 12 pm — Workshop Series #2

2A. Can we Teach Empathy? The Use of Reflective Writing to Bridge the Divide between Healthcare Providers and Patients — Karen Gold

2B. Heather Forest Storytelling Concert: Wisdom Tales from Around the World — Heather Forest

2C. A Co-Created Landscape — Barbara Bloomfield

2D. Community Storyteller: Entertaining and Empowering the Community through Stories — Karen Pillsworth

2E. Journey Through Teen Hell, 2 Perspectives (Father and Son) — Mike Seliger and Danny Seliger

12 - 1 — Lunch

TLAN Class & Certification Luncheon (for those interested)

1:15 - 2:45 — Workshop Series #3

3A. Discovering and Sharing Your Sacred Story for Social Change — Liz Burke-Cravens

3B. Between Genres: Defying Form and Discovering Self — Seema Reza

3C. Talking to Crickets — Ronda Miller

3D. Creating the Character Called "I" — Rachel Gabriel

3E. Interbeing: A Walking Meditation — Mary F. Wright

3 - 4 — Workshop Series #4

4A. The Power of Words/The Power of Silence: Practicing Oral History for Social Change — Liz Medina

4B. Rest x Choice (Rest by Choice) — Beth Turner

4C. TBA

4D. A Time Clock World — Ray Gray

4E. The Dreamer's Art — Gillian Whittle

See Workshop Descriptions and Presenter Bios Here!

4 - 6 — Choose your own adventure:

4 - 5 — Returning Home: Goddard Reception

4 - 6 — Healing Body Work available by appointment

5 - 6 — TLAN Council Interest Meeting

6 - 7 — Dinner

7 - 8:30 — Improvilooza & Keynote Presentations

Mohsin Mohi Ud Din — Notes from #MeWe: Storytelling as a Tool for Healing and Community-Building

8:45  - 10:30 — Coffee House of Wonder: Open Mic

8:45 - 10:30 — Bonfire

Sunday, October 14th

7:30 - 8:30 am — Breakfast

8:30 - 9:15 — Talking Circles

9:30 - 11 — Workshop Series #5

5A. Under Our Skin: Telling and Transforming Personal Narratives of the Body — Angie Ebba

5B. Papa, Come Dance with Me Again! — Joseph Galata

5C. How Stories and Ideas Work Together to Make a Great Talk — Doug Lipman

5D. Let Us Lift the Heart of Your Poem off the Page: A Playback Theatre and Poetry Workshop — Kelly DuMar and Franci DuMar

5E. Machines of Oppression: Performance as a Catalyst for Dialogue and Change — Alanna Reeves

See Workshop Descriptions and Presenter Bios Here!

11:15 - 12pm — Panel: TLA in Community Organizing for Social Change — Seema Reza, Noradeen Farlekas, Mike Seliger

12 - 1 — Lunch

1:15 - 1:45 — Closing Circle

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