POW 2017 Schedule Summary


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Thursday, August 17th 

Pre-Conference

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

6 - 7 — Dinner

7 - 9 — Musician in Residence: Performance with Kelley Hunt

Friday, August 18th

7:30 - 8:30 am — Breakfast

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

P1. Limbs & Language — Mahogany Browne

P2. Creative Empathy that Builds Bridges Across Difference — True Story Theater

12 - 1 pm — Lunch

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

P3. We All Belong to Stories — Joseph Bruchac

P4. TBA

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

P5. TBA — Kelley Hunt

P6. TBA — Susan Bennett-Armistead

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Conference

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

6 - 7 — Dinner

7 - 9:30 — Opening Ceremony & Keynote Presentations

True Story Theater — Stories of Stigma and Social Healing

Mahogany Browne — By Any Means Necessary: When the Narrative Interrogates a Righteous Rage

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

Saturday, August 19th

7:30 - 8:30 am — Breakfast

8:30 - 9:15 — Talking Circles

9:30 - 11 — Workshop Series #1

1A. Changing the World Through Music: One Song at a Time — Mimi Bornstein

1B. My Story In A Soundbite: Notes from A Digital Evolutionary — Brenda Magnetti

1C. Wabi-Sabi Storytelling: The Perfect Imperfection of Spoken-Word Art — Lyn Ford

1D. What's Your Blue Moon Legacy?: Honoring the Uniqueness of Your Voice and the Bigger Message in Your Work — Tina Games

1E. Mother's Voice: Nurturing Self through Expressive Writing — Joanna Tebbs Young

11:15 - 12 pm — Keynote Presentation

Susan Bennett-Armistead — TBA

12 - 1 — Lunch

TLAN Class & Certification Luncheon (for those interested)

1:15 - 2:45 — Workshop Series #2

2A. How to Write the Story That Brings You Audiences and Jobs — Doug Lipman

2B. Women's Writing Circle (WWC): Using Expressive Writing in Sacred Circle — Jennifer Minotti

2C. Psychodrama, Writing, & Imagination: Playful Tools for Healing, Growth, & Change — Kelly DuMar

2D. Songwriting: The Inspiration and Acrobatics of Language — Martin Swinger

2E. Soul Song for Centering: An Experiment in Creating Sacred Song — Tonia Maria Pinheiro

3 - 4 — Workshop Series #3

3A. Drinking from the Well of Laughter: Laughter Exercises — Lyn Ford

3B. Sound Puzzles, Rounds and the Meaning of Life According to the Woodthrush — Deb Hensley

3C. What a Composer Hears and Sees: Sharpening Your Musical Sight — Wytold

3D. Speaking Into Poetry for Self-Discovery — Michelle Kissinger

3E. Making Friends with a Poem — Cynthia Anderson

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4 - 6 — Free Time! Take a walk on the beach, make a new friend, and/or attend...

4 - 5 — Goddard Reception

4 - 6 — Healing Body Work available by appointment

6 - 7 — Dinner

7 - 9 — Improvilooza & Keynote Presentations

Joseph Bruchac — Trickster's Truth and Lies: We are living at a time when fabrications put forth at the highest levels are dominating the national conversation. In this presentation of stories featuring the Abenaki culture hero Gluskonba and other Native American tricksters, we’ll look at the ways in which Algonquin Indian cultures recognize and reinforce the importance of honesty through traditional tales of those who break the rules—and then must either accept their mistakes or suffer the consequences.

9:15 - 10:30 — Coffee House of Wonder: Open Mic

Sunday, August 20th

7:30 - 8:30 am — Breakfast

8:30 - 9:15 — Talking Circles

9:30 - 11 — Workshop Series #4

4A. Gratitude as Wisdom and Healing — Karen Edwards

4B. Qualitative Research in the Arts for Publication, Research, and Funding — Emilee Baum Trucks

4C. Writing the Tree of Life: Midrash to Re-vision Our Lives — Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

4D. Narrative Healing: Transcending the Illness Narrative — Reggie Marra

4E. Connect to the Earth & Dance your Heart, Body, and Soul AWAKE! — Katey Branch

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11:15 - 12pm — Panel: What's Next? Taking TLA into Tomorrow

12 - 1 — Lunch

1:15 - 1:45 — Closing Circle

"The Transformative Language Arts Network" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Kansas, P.O. Box 442633, Lawrence, KS 66044

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