TLA Classes

We offer online classes to help you deepen your understanding of Transformative Language Arts, explore the craft of various genres and arts related to TLA, and develop your livelihood, community work, and service related to TLA.

Designed and taught by leading teachers, transformative language artists and activists, and master facilitators (want to be one of them?), these classes offer you ample opportunities to grow your art of words, your business and service, and your conversation with your life work.

The online nature of the classes allows you to participate from anywhere in the world (provided you have internet access) at any time of the day while, and at the same time, the intimate and welcoming atmosphere of the classes helps students find community, inspiration, and greater purpose.

While each class is unique to the teacher's style, all classes include hands-on activities (writing, storytelling, theater, spoken word, visual arts, music and/or other prompts), plus great resources, readings, and guidance. We use the online educational platform, Wet Ink for our classes. Our classes generally combine a combination of in-person meetings on Zoom and asynchronous gatherings via Wet Ink:

  • Our Community Online Classes have a set period of time, ranging from four to six weeks with a small cohort of 5 to 25 people. Every Wednesday a new weekly module opens for you to engage with on your own time, with forums and opportunities to share, interact, and receive feedback from peers and the teacher. If the teacher wants to schedule a live meeting, they will coordinate directly with enrolled participants. Classes remain open and available to enrolled participants for at least a week after the class end date.

Enrollment Cost

Classes are priced by the number of weeks they run, and members get a $20 discount. Early Bird rates end two weeks before the class start date, and registration increases by $40 thereafter.

Each registration is for one participant only, and all classes, unless arrangements are approved beforehand by the teacher and the TLA Network managing director, are for people age 18 and up.

NOTE: When there is a sale, the class page only displays the non-member discounted price. If you are a member, it will show the member discount once you start the registration process.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations: A nonrefundable fee of 20% is included in each registration. No cancellations after the class begins. In the case of extenuating circumstances, please contact us.

Low Enrollment Cancellations: Classes that do not meet a minimum enrollment may be canceled a minimum of 3 days prior to the first class meeting with full refunds for all registrants.

Incomplete: Students seeking the certificate in TLA Foundations who cannot complete a class due to extenuating circumstances may be granted a discounted registration on the next available offering of that class. To be eligible for the discount students must communicate their circumstance to the teacher as soon as possible.

Community Online Classes

    • 18 January 2023
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    • 01 March 2023
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    • Online
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    In this class, the participants will write, reflect, meditate, and engage in discussions about what it means to free ourselves from fragmentation and to find ourselves whole again. Fragmentation of the self has unintended consequences, such as depression, anxiety, blocked creativity, and especially fear. By exploring Mindfulness in our writing and lives, we can pivot from fear and panic toward the freedom of embracing our humanness.

    This class is informed by the Buddhist way of living and seeing the world, with specific focus on the four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path and the four Brahmaviharas  or the “immeasurables” (Love, Sympathetic Joy, and Equanimity).

    Through this process, we will approach both a personal and communal awareness of the playful and cleansing power of language, in keeping with the Jewish proverb: “As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul.”

    Week by Week

    Each week includes Mindfulness meditation, writing, and other activities, and all weeks include online interactions. Each assignment is intended to solidify a Mindfulness practice in the general sense and specifically to writing. An important aspect of the assignments is that they are conducted or developed within a symbolic, ritualized context. That is, that you establish specific times during the week to read and work on the assignments via specific rituals that serve as conduits for the creative, authentic expression of the mature human you are or strive to become.

    Each practice we do is intended to tap into body, mind, and spirit to awaken parts of the self to render it whole.  The paths are illustrated by poems that can help generate integration. The practice of meditation and the seeking of wisdom leads to what is called a mature human being.

    The following poets, among others, will be center-stage: J. Rumi, Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Wendell Berry.  


    Week 1

    (Zoom Session: 6pm EST)

    Theme: Pathways to Wholeness

    Topic: Shaping our community

    We’ll get to know each other and to discuss in depth the central tenets of the Pathways to Wholeness.  The kind of writing we’ll do together has the potential to open new pathways in the brain to help us venture into the vastness of being focused on the present moment and free from fragmentation. We will also do introductions via our Zoom session.


    Week 2

    Theme: Re-cognizing the Self

    Topic: Fragmentation and wholeness

    We’ll focus on how we can release our creative potential by recognizing depression and anxiety as forms of separation from the true self. Examining the shadow parts of us can shed light into our consciousness. We’ll examine the First Pathway: Dwell in the house of the self


    Week 3

    Theme: Discernment and the freedom to be

    Topic: Our story in the context of our history. We’ll examine the Second Pathway: Use Discernment to understand the true meaning of history and our own story.


    Week 4

    Theme: Shared Humanity

    Topic: Changing perspectives

    We’ll examine the Third Pathway: Recognize Shared Humanity and accept suffering as part of life. To do this, we’ll take a “Momentous Leap of Meaning.”


    Week 5

    Theme: Cultivation of kindness and equanimity

    Topic: Shedding the Light of Consciousness on the Shadow

    We’ll examine the Fourth Pathway: Cultivate kindness toward the self through the four immeasurables. Also, we’ll briefly focus on the shadow part of the personality.


    Week 6

    (Zoom class: 6pm EST)  

    Theme: Closing (holding a council)

    Topic: Our ending is your beginning

    The power of transformation begins right at that moment when we are willing to challenge our own assumptions. Our closing is an invitation to practice self-inquiry by practicing the activities.


    Who Should Take This Class

    This class would benefit individuals who are on the path of self-discovery as well as those who facilitate self-discovery with others. Teachers, therapists, writers, community leaders are ideal candidates. This class was designed for individuals who are curious about how to integrate the multiple parts of their lives into a cohesive whole. We welcome individuals interested in having a regular integral practice in their lives that includes living with integrity and excellence, becoming more alive and creative, and engaging in mindful movement, sitting meditation, walking in nature. Lastly, this class is for individuals interested in creating more psychological flexibility, so they can embrace life with curiosity, detachment, and depth.

    Format

    This is an online class with two Zoom sessions. Students are encouraged to set aside a minimum of two hours a week to engage in practices, including reading and writing about poems and essays pertaining to the topics of spirituality and psychological flexibility. Students are expected to read and respond to comments on the accessible and welcoming online platform.

    About the Teacher

    Marianela Medrano is a Dominican writer, poet, and psychotherapist, with a Ph.D. in psychology, whose practice includes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Transpersonal & Integral Psychotherapy. Medrano has extensive training in Mindfulness Based-Stress Reduction with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli, and Mindful Eating with Jan Chozen-Bays and Char Wilkins. She has taught at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, now Sophia University, in Palo Alto, California, and as a visiting scholar at Goddard College.

    Her work as a poetry therapist was recognized with an outstanding award from the National Association for Poetry Therapy. in 2007. She is also a mentor/supervisor for the International Federation of Biblio/Poetry Therapy.

    Through the Palabra Training Center, she offers on-site and remote programs for individuals and groups in poetry therapy, applying literature and psychology to help participants forge their own paths to wholeness. She also presents, with poet Annie Finch, Woman, Poetry, and Spirituality at the Garrison Institute. Her Four Pathways to Wholeness workshop has been presented at the Expressive Therapies Summit in NYC, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Studies World Conference in Seville, Spain in 2017, the National Association for Poetry Therapy Annual Conference, and the Mount Carmel College in Bangalore, India.

    Her individual publications include: Oficio de Vivir (Buho,1986), Los Alegres Ojos de la Tristeza (Buho,1987), Regando Esencias/ The Scent of Waiting (Alcance,1998), Curada de Espantos (Torremozas, 2002), Diosas de la Yuca, (Torremozas, 2011), Prietica (Alfaguara, 2013).  Rooting (Owlfeather Collective, 2017). Her poetry has been translated into Italian and French. In 2015 she did a TEDTALK at Ursuline College.

    • 18 January 2023
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    • 01 March 2023
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    Have you ever woken up from a dream, out of breath, feeling that mix of fear and awe and possibly confusion? There comes a point in life where people can no longer make sense of the chaos in their lives. Who could make sense of pandemics, economic collapses, global warming, separations, and losses? Life becomes an unpleasant dream, maybe a nightmare, but did anyone of us ever think of truly looking into what’s happening on the inside? What’s behind that state of collective neurosis? Have you ever wondered about the images you see in dreams? Are those images trying to tell us something? A story? Our story? Have you ever stopped to notice that those images in our dreams are also there in the resonating fairytales we grew up fascinated with and also in the awe-inspiring divination tarot cards?

    The purpose of this workshop is to help us reach that state of catharsis we all strive for, not only to survive but also to thrive when exploring The Self, our self. We’ll explore the archetypical symbols and messages in dreams, fairytales, and Tarot cards. We’ll explore flash fiction and its different forms and techniques that offer different ways of telling a story.

    We’ll find out how flash fiction recalls a moment in time building an entire narrative around it using image and language associations popular in psychoanalysis, and how flash fiction is the best vehicle to exploring The Self through the use of its concise yet expansive nature.

    Week by Week

    Week 1: Introduction to Flash fiction structures: How to choose the right structure/form that resonates with your subconscious emotional state.

    What is flash fiction? A short short? A vignette? A one-page story? An epiphany? How does it capture the pulse of time and place in an ever so brief narrative? How is it structured? What are its forms? Can each form be used specifically according to our emotional and subconscious states to best tell our stories?

    We’ll discover what makes it work as a manifested means of psychic expression and how its different forms offer different ways to tell a story whose threads start formulating after the primordial archetypes seen in dreams, tarot cards and fairy tales.

    In this week we’ll also explore the importance of having a Daydream Notebook to capture images from dreams, stray memories, and fragments from the everyday life that’s somehow stayed with us. We’ll also experiment with language association exercises.

    Week 2: Writing from where we dream: The segmented/ mosaic/ fragmented flash. (Character) 

    In this week we’ll explore the universal symbols and associations emerging as images and motifs in dreams popularly known as archetypical images as introduced by Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung. We’ll explore how these images factor in how we view our Self, how they’re connected to our feelings, and how to use those images as inspiration to recreate our feelings through storylines we intuitively choose for our characters. We’ll use the segmented flash to create our stories for this week. Supplemental reading material about childhood attachment patterns will be provided to add psychological depth and further understanding of those archetypes.

    Week 3: Writing from where we dream: The Counterpointed flash. (Plot)

    At the core of every story is a character that yearns. We continue exploring the anatomy and the types of dreams which should help us identify the load-bearing points we try to either conceal or face in our daily conflicts or the conflicts we express in our stories. The counterpointed flash form will help us carve a story with different perspectives and different polarities that might reflect our fractured dualities. A Dream has its own oneiric language that helps us realize aspects of life for which it tries to compensate.

    Week 4: Tarot Cards: Snapshot flash (Lifetime in a flash).  (Point of View and Perspective)

    Sometimes, the only way for us to confront a truth is to summon that never-ending fast track we​ ​call life and view it in a ​blur before slowing down to examine its  components under the microscope. Having discovered that tarot cards are nothing but archetypical images representing one’s journey—or as mythologist Joseph Campbell describes​,​ “the hero’s journey”, we can use those symbols to create stories that thrust us further into the essence of our character's journey, their perspectives and core emotions. The journey could be something as subtle as small adjustments that characters realize they need to go through or revelations that are deep and internal. Last week we used snapshot flash fiction that utilized a scene or a moment as the world of the story. This week we’ll experiment with the “lifetime in a flash” type of snapshot stories. We’ll further explore more court cards such as : The Eight of Swords, The Ten of Wands, The Five of Cups and The Nine of Pentacles. This week we’ll also start to notice the similarities between the images in Tarot and those in fairytales.

    Week 5: Tarot cards: Flash in a moment (The Synecdoche). (Metaphor and Imagery) 

    The symbols are no longer fleeting or simply haunting a dream. They are alive and out, in color, on those awe-inspiring cards used for hundreds of years as a divination method. On close inspection this week, we’ll explore the storylines and the archetypical images in those cards and how to use the details, colors, associations to see into the depth of our own Self and use that as inspiration for our stories. This week we’ll also explore snapshot flash fiction and use this form
    to craft a new story. Cards we’ll have a good look at this week will be: The Sun, The Priestess, The Fool, The Wheel of Fortune, The Tower and more from the Major ​A​rcana.

    Week 6: Fairytales and Myths: Hybrid flash fiction: What If. (Setting: Changing Time, Space, and Self Axes)

    This week we continue to examine archetypes in three well-known and beloved fairy tales. But this week we ask the “what if'' question, challenging those archetypes we attempt to create or re-write those fairytales using the defamiliarization technique. Can a character challenge its own archetype or will it be integrating the missing pieces in polarity and perspective? We will also use hybrid flash fiction in this week’s prompt exercise. Hybrid flash allows for experimentation in storytelling, using unconventional styles that follow no rules like writing stories in the form of a list or a recipe or even as a Q&A. We’ll go through stories like: The White Witch, The Little Mermaid, BlueBeard and more. Participants will pick one of the suggested stories for analysis as well as using it for the prompt exercise.

    Who Should Take This Class

    This class is ideal for people who want to discover flash fiction or plan a memoir or those who want to discover the inner workings of the psyche to better plan characters for longer works. It is also ideal for artists who use storytelling as part of the visual arts. The workshop will also appeal to people who use writing as a coping mechanism to help vent and explore their feelings and hopefully through awareness and acceptance, begin the healing process.

    Participants should expect to respond to weekly writing prompts/ assignments, revisions, and to read and comment on the work of other participants. Participating in live discussions and sharing work in progress will take place through Zoom sessions. We’ll create a safe and supportive environment offering respectful support that inspires the development of every writer’s voice.

    Supplemental reading material is available in each lesson. Feedback and critique will be provided to all submitted assignments. Upon completion of assignments, students should expect to have completed six flash fiction pieces by the end of this course. Tips and advice on where to submit work for open calls and contests will also be provided.

    Four scheduled Zoom meetings (dates TBD) will be available to discuss concepts in lessons and to read some of the participants' works-in-progress.

    Format

    Each week will consist of engaging and eye-opening lessons designed to help participants discover the inner meanings of the archetypical images in dreams, fairytales, and tarot cards. Understanding what might appear like the vague and ambiguous language of our subconscious could help us realize what’s amiss in our lives and ultimately help us craft powerful stories.

    Lessons will be shared via online teaching platform, Wet Ink, as well as via Zoom. The Wet Ink platform allows students to log in on their own time to post comments and critiques directly to authors’ works. You can also view deadlines, track revisions, and watch video or listen to audio. At the end of the class, each student will receive an email that contains an archive of all their content and interactions. 

    The day before class begins, you’ll receive an invitation to join Wet Ink. There are no browser requirements, and Wet Ink is mobile-friendly. If you have any questions about the technical requirements, please email tlan.coordinator@gmail.com.

    Students should expect to spend 2-3 hours per week perusing resources and readings, engaging in several writing/creation prompts, and briefly responding to peers’ work. From our interactions, we sustain a welcoming and inspiring community together.

    Zoom Meetings - TBD.

    About the Facilitator

    Riham Adly is an award-winning flash fiction writer from Giza, Egypt. In 2013 her story “The Darker Side of the Moon” won the MAKAN award. She was short-listed several times for the Strand International Flash Fiction Contest. Riham is a Best of the NET and a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her work is included in the “Best Micro-fiction 2020” anthology. Her flash fiction has appeared in over fifty journals such as Litro Magazine, Lost Balloon, The Flash Flood, Bending Genres, The Citron Review, The Sunlight Press, Flash Fiction Magazine, Menacing Hedge, Flash Frontier, Flash Back, Ellipsis Zine, Okay Donkey, and New Flash Fiction Review among others.  Riham has worked as an assistant editor in 101 words magazine and as a first reader in Vestal Review magazine. Riham is the founder of the “Let’s Write Short Stories” and “ Let’s Write That Novel” in Egypt. She has taught creative writing all over Cairo for over five years with the goal of mentoring and empowering aspiring writers in her region.  Riham’s flash fiction collection “Love is Make-Believe” was  released and published in November 2021 by Clarendon House Publications in the UK.

    • 18 January 2023
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    • 01 March 2023
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    How do we show the world who we are? How can we use our creativity to explore our identities and what is important to us? In this workshop, use a combination of journaling, poetry, and art to create a narrative about yourself and your life. We will read and write, learn new poetry forms and writing techniques, and complete a variety of mixed media art projects to help us reflect on our identity. This class is good for beginners, as well as more advanced writers who want to add an extra element to their practice.

    Poetry can be a great tool for exploring and expressing our identity. We will read and discuss poetry, and engage in individual and collaborative writing prompts meant to further engage us in examining our identity. All levels welcome.

    Week by Week

    Week One  - The Importance of Creativity

    *discussion of importance of creativity in our lives and our identity
    *discussion of why we create

    Week Two  - Place and Self

    *discussion of the role of place in our lives, and looking at place-based poetry and visual art

    Week Three  - Celebrating Identity Through Items

    *discussion of the role items play in our lives
    *review of item-based poetry and visual art
    *creation of item-based poetry and art

    Week Four  - Self-Portraiture and the Invisible Self

    *review of self-portrait poems and visual art self-portraits
    *discussion of the parts of our selves we keep invisible and how creativity can help us to expose those pieces
    *creation of self-portrait poems and art

    Week Five - The Body and Identity

    *discussion on the intersection of the corporeal body and our identities
    *review of poetry and visual art based on the body
    *creation of body-based poems and art

    Week Six - Dreaming Our Futures

    *discussion of ways we can use creative practices to envision our futures
    *review of works that do such
    *creation of poetry and art that focus on dreams and wishes for our futures


    Who Should Take This Class

    This class is ideal for anyone wanting to deep-dive into a creative exploration of identity, anyone who would like to get more in touch with themselves or the world around them, and those wishing to expand their creative practices or learn/practice various types of poetry and visual art. Additionally, learners wanting to play and experiment with their creative work would thrive in this class. All levels of writers and artists are encouraged.

    Format

    This is an online class, hosted on the online teaching platform, Wet InkThe Wet Ink platform allows writers to log in on their own time to post comments and critiques directly to authors’ works. You can also view deadlines, track revisions, and watch video or listen to audio. At the end of the class, each student will receive an email that contains an archive of all their content and interactions. 

    The day before class begins, you’ll receive an invitation to join Wet Ink. There are no browser requirements, and Wet Ink is mobile-friendly. If you have any questions about the technical requirements, please email tlan.coordinator@gmail.com.

    Each week will consist of engaging content designed to spark personal reflection, discussion and dynamic writing to be shared in the Wet Ink group forum


    Each week will include various texts to help us explore disability and creative modalities that can help us deal with and manage chronic illness and disability, and will include discussions of the readings and our personal experiences, as well as creative writing prompts. Students should plan to spend 3-4 hours per week on the class. However, because our spoons vary day to day, the class will be formatted in a way that is flexible for working when you can and resting when you need.


    About the Teacher

    Angie Ebba is a queer disabled writer, educator, and performer who has taught writing workshops and performed across the United States. She has poetry published in Closet Cases, Queering Sexual Violence, and several literary magazines. She's also a published essayist with a focus on writing about health and disability, body positivity, and relationships. Angie teaches poetry and writing online and in person. Angie believes strongly in the power of words to help us gain a better understanding of ourselves, to build connections and community, and to make personal and social change. Angie can be found online at rebelonpage.com.

    • 15 March 2023
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    • 25 April 2023
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    This thorough introduction to Transformative Language Arts (TLA) encompasses the personal and the global, the contemporary and the historic, and how TLA can be practiced through writing, storytelling, performance, song, and collaborative, expressive and integrated arts. We will also explore ethics and considerations for practicing TLA through facilitation, coaching, teaching, and more, with special attention to diversity and inclusion when it comes to bringing more voices to the table.

    Each week includes short readings, a lively discussion, and invigorating writing prompts to help you articulate more of your own TLA callings. The weekly writing prompts and pertinent discussion questions give you room to work and play through what you know, are coming to know, and how this knowledge cross-pollinates with what you do and who you are. Websites, videos and/or podcasts, and essays to engage with, bring you face to face with you real-life expressions of TLA as this field, profession, and calling grows around the world.

    This class is also required for TLA Foundations Certification.

    To order a copy of The Power of Words: A TLA Reader (required text for class), please scroll down. 

    Week by Week

    Week One: TLA History, Fields, and Traditions

    An overview of theory and practice, including genres, arts and community practices, ethics, and your own values informing your TLA. Explore TLA in many forms–from poetry therapy to social change theater to healing storytelling–and share what ignites your soul and work. We’ll also look at how we see ourselves in our TLA work and callings and how we’re likely to seen in various communities, and the essential role of self-care in our TLA work and as core to TLA practice.

    Week Two: TLA in Service: Health, Healing, Spirituality, and Personal Growth.

    We’re explore how TLA can help people find their way home through health or emotional crises or wounds, spiritual callings, and many manner of personal growth. Starting with the personal, and recognizing how the personal is political, we look at ways in which TLA can foster health, healing, and homecoming, and also some of our cultural biases and blindnesses about such directions. Some of this week’s resources will help us see more of the breadth and depth in how TLA can be effective in various religious and spiritual traditions, mainstream and holistic healing practice, and home-grown and psychological counseling as well as for people living with disabilities or serious illnesses.

    Week Three: TLA as Catalyst: Community, Culture, History, and Social Change.

    We’ll look at TLA in relation to community-building, culture-shifting, history-revisioning, and social change, and particularly explore what it means and can mean to be part of various communities. To better understand the time and place where we live now, we’ll also explore TLA as a vehicle for diversity and inclusion, including addressing oppression, marginalization, privilege, and access. Additionally, we’ll look at what it means to practice TLA in ways that foster a community ethic of care (as well as supporting individual self-care).

    Week Four: TLA & Right Livelihood: Ways to Make a Living and a Life.

    What are our callings for how we make a living and how we live a life? We’ll dive into how TLA intersects with our life’s work (whether that work relates to a paycheck, volunteering, creating art or writing, or other aspects of our life), and develop plans for where we’re led to go. We’ll draw from the Buddhist roots of the term “Right Livelihood” to better understand how we can forge good work that makes a positive contribution to our communities and lives.

    Week Five: TLA in Action: Facilitation, Consulting, Collaboration, Coaching, and More.

    Looking at the ethics and facilitation of our work, art, and community involvement, we’ll discuss and write about the specific forms of TLA we do and want to do, and how strong facilitation of TLA – whether in the form of community meetings, writing workshops, collaborative storytelling or theater projects, or one-on-one coaching – requires us to lifelong students of the art of facilitation.

    Week Six: TLA and You: Plans, Visions, and Maps.

    Deepening our plans for the work, art, and community-making ahead, we’ll clarify what’s right for us to pursue next, what support and tools we need along the way, and the future envision. This week will focus on what resources and pathways are around us, and how to best discern our own best ways to move forward.


    Who Should Take This Class

    This class is ideal for a wide variety of people, including professionals who want to infuse TLA into their teaching, counseling, pastoral work, arts collaboration, and community work; community leadres and activists seeking to bring more voice and vision to the table in their communities; and writers, storytellers, performers and other artists who want to develop their facilitation of writing, songwriting, expressive arts, drama therapy and community theater, collaborative arts, storytelling, and integrated arts; and perspective or current students or alumni of TLA studies.

    Format

    This is an online class which will be taught via the online platform, Wet Ink. Each week, a new week will open full of resources, reflections, discussion questions, and writing prompts. Students should expect to spend a minimum 4-6 hours per week perusing resources and readings, answering a discussion question, engaging in several writing prompts, and responding to peers’ work. From our interactions, we sustain a welcoming and inspiring community together. We will also have two 40-minute Zoom sessions (time to be determined in concert with everyone’s schedules), at the beginning and end of the class, to get to know one another and discuss questions and topics voice-to-voice.

    Required Text: The Power of Words: A Transformative Language Arts Reader, edited by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg and Janet Tallman. You can purchase the text on Amazon.

    Supplemental Text: Transformative Language Arts in Action, edited by Ruth. A. Farmer and Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg. You can purchase this text on Amazon or Rowman and Littlefield

    About the Teacher

    Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, PhD is the founder of Transformative Language Arts, the 2009-13 Kansas Poet Laureate is the author of 24 books, including How Time Moves: New & Selected Poems; Miriam's Well, a novel; Needle in the Bone, a non-fiction book on the Holocaust; The Sky Begins At Your Feet: A Memoir on Cancer, Community, and Coming Home to the Body. A beloved writing workshop facilitator and writing and Right Livelihood coach, she offers writing workshops widely, particularly for people living with serious illness, adults in transition, humans looking for greater connection with the earth, and poets and writers seeking their most courageous voice on the page and in their lives. She loves life-giving collaborations, including YourRightLivelihood.com with Kathryn Lorenzen, Bravevoice.com with Kelley Hunt, and TheArtofFacilitation.net with Joy Roulier Sawyer. She offers weekly “Care Packages for a Creative Life” through her Patreon pageand her long-time blog, “Everyday Magic” at CarynMirriamGoldberg.com.

    Born hard-wired to make something (in art, music, and especially writing), Caryn’s long-time callings include writing as a spiritual and ecological path, yoga, cultivating a loving marriage, family, and community, and helping herself and others make and take leaps into the miraculous work of their lives. For over three decades, Caryn has worked with many arts and ecological/bioregional not-for-profit organizations as a grant-writer, fundraiser, staff or board member, and consultant on collaborative and community arts, group process, and better meetings. She lives in the country on land she and her husband, ecological writer Ken Lassman, have put in a conservation reserve and are restoring as prairie and woodlands. See more at www.CarynMirriamGoldberg.com

    • 25 March 2023
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    About the Class

    Whether you are actively working on a memoir project, or just want to spend a stimulating weekend writing in good company, this inspiring weekend workshop will give you new insights and entry points into your life story. Using the framework Jennifer developed in her two award-winning writer’s guides, The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir and Purposeful Memoir as a Quest for a Thriving Future, we’ll work through a series of open-ended writing catalysts that will get you thinking more deeply about both the high points and the challenges of your life experience—saluting the positive and transmuting the negative through the alchemical process of purposeful writing. Time for sharing and small-group discussion, using Jennifer’s time-tested protocol for productive peer feedback, will offer opportunities for deep listening to self and others, as we honor the commonalities and differences among those in our circle.


    Workshop Schedule

    Saturday Workshop One

    The workshop will begin with an introduction to purposeful memoir, and alchemy as a useful way of approaching the art and craft of writing memoir. We’ll start by saluting positive experiences in your life story, from childhood, youth and adulthood.


    Saturday Workshop Two 

    The workshop will begin with an introduction to purposeful memoir, and alchemy as a useful way of approaching the art and craft of writing memoir. We’ll start by saluting positive experiences in your life story, from childhood, youth and adulthood.


    Sunday Final Workshop

    Taking off from the writing generated on Saturday, we’ll explore possible directions for further development of your memoir, coming to a clearer understanding of your purpose in sharing your life story.


    Who Should Take This Class

    Purposeful memoir and alchemical writing are valuable for anyone working on a memoir, as well as for people who are interested in using writing as creative inquiry and reflection.


    Format

    A few days before class begins, you will receive the class Zoom links to log into the class. There are no browser requirements, and Zoom is mobile-friendly. Please make sure you have the latest version of Zoom, which you can download here. If you have any questions about the technical requirements, please email tlan.coordinator@gmail.com.

    From our interactions, we sustain a welcoming and inspiring community together.


    About the Facilitator


    Jennifer Browdy PhD is a professor of comparative literature and media arts at Bard College/Simon’s Rock and the Bard Open Society University Network. She coined the term “purposeful memoir” in her award-winning writer’s guides, Purposeful Memoir as a Quest for a Thriving Future (2022 Nautilus Gold Award) and The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir: A Writer’s Companion (2017 Nautilus Silver Award). Her memoir, What I Forgot ...And Why I Remembered, was one of six memoir finalists for the 2018 International Book Awards. The editor of three anthologies of global women’s writing and the online magazine Fired Up! Creative Expression for Challenging Times, she offers workshops in purposeful memoir along with coaching, manuscript review and publishing services at Green Fire Press. She is also the co-founder and host of the online community for writers, Birth Your Truest Story. Find out more at JenniferBrowdy.com.

    • 19 April 2023
    • (EDT)
    • 24 May 2023
    • (EDT)
    • Online
    • 15
    Register

    We all take, save, and inherit photographs of the people, places, and things that bring meaning into our lives. These treasured personal archives will be the source of inspiration for writing as a means of restoring meaning, purpose, hope, and resilience during and after loss. Expressive writing is an act of self-care and self-awareness through deep listening and creative attention. In this webinar, it is also an engagement with beauty; the impulse to be CREATIVE is to feel connected to our imagination, our spirit, our life force. We are saying YES. Even when the material is painful or complicated. We are engaged with meaning making and transformation of the emotions and spirit. You will discover how the process of expressive writing from personal photos nourishes writing in many genres, including prose, poetry nonfiction, and memoir. TLA practitioners and writers at all levels of experience will imaginatively encounter personal photos sparked by questions that generate remarkable and uplifting writing experiences.

    Objectives & Goals

    1.  Participants will use personal photos as prompts for creative writing -  poetry, memoir, or stories that capture the personalities, relationships, rites of passage, cultural identity, and family history evoked by personal photos.  

    2.  Participants will recognize the healing aspects of storytelling from photos to build resilience and restore a sense of meaning, purpose, and value to life after loss.

    3.  Participants will use photos to probe and preserve memories, find purpose and meaning amidst loss and change, and express truth and beauty from relationships after loss.

    4.  Participants will explore the expressive benefits of writing from landscape and nature photos to connect with aspects of spirituality, safety, comfort, beauty, and transcendence.

    5.  TLA practitioners we will explore specific applications in your work with individuals and groups, such as coping with memory loss, Alzheimer’s, and dementia, and the healing power of telling end-of-life or legacy stories.

    Week by Week

    Week One: Entering the Three-Dimensional World of Photographs - Stimulate Meaning, Surprise, Delight, and Possibility 

    Week Two: Embracing The Imaginative Wonder - Exploring Role Reversal & Altered Point of View in Photos

    Week Three: Writing Truth & Beauty – Telling Relationship Histories, Exploring Significant Rites of Passages, and Recognizing Gifts that Keep On Giving

    Week Four: Exploring Nature, Landscape, & Favorite Places Photos - Stimulate Curiosity, Spirituality, Comfort, Relief, & Aesthetic Satisfaction & Transcendence

    Week Five: Crafting & Revision: Developing Your Raw Material - Exploring forms, including Portraits, Essays, Poems, Monologues, [Unsent] Letters, Dialogues, and Creative List-Making

    Week Six: Applications for TLA Artists, Writers, and Loved Ones – Ways to Share The Healing Power of Generating Legacy Stories from Photos

    Who Should Take This Class

    This course will serve writers and TLA practitioners at all levels of experience, as well as anyone interested in expressive writing for healing and transformation. Writers and artists with an interest in exploring the healing aspects of personal photos after loss may also be quite interested.

    Format

    This is an online writing-generative class with weekly 90-minute Zoom videoconferences. Each week will consist of a “Lesson” sent via e-mail for you to download that includes content designed to spark personal reflection on healing aspects of personal photos a transformative writing to be shared in the Zoom Webinar. Each week, participants will (1) upload at least one personal photo to share with others that they will use as the foundation of their weekly writing exploration; (2) respond supportively to each other’s writing (3) receive insightful verbal feedback on their writing from Kelly; (4) share (optional) revisions of creative writing with Kelly for feedback and development.

    Participants should expect to spend no more than 2-3 hours or so weekly. We’ll create a safe and supportive environment, offering respectful support that inspires the development of every writer’s voice.



    About the Teacher

    Kelly DuMar, M.Ed. is a poet, playwright, and engaging workshop leader who generates enlivening writing experiences for new and experienced writers. Her photo-inspired creative writing method elicits profound personal awakenings, deepens connection with others, and fosters beautifully crafted writing in poetry and prose. Author of three poetry collections, her fourth poetry collection, “jinx and heavenly calling,” is forthcoming from Lily Poetry Review Press. Kelly is also author of Before You Forget—The Wisdom of Writing Diaries for Your Children. Kelly’s award-winning plays have been produced around the US and Canada, and are published by dramatic publishers. Kelly is a certified psychodramatist, former psychotherapist, and Fellow in the American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama. She founded Let’s Talk TLA, a bi-monthly tele-conference and poetry open mic for members of the Transformative Language Arts Association and teaches online for TLAN and the International Women’s Writing Guild, where she leads the Annual Summer Play Lab and more. Kelly also hosts the monthly Journal of Expressive Writing Open Mic with feature. Kelly inspires readers of #NewThisDay - her daily photo-inspired blog - with her mindful reflections on a writing life. You can learn more about Kelly, at www.kellydumar.com.

    • 19 April 2023
    • (EDT)
    • 10 May 2023
    • (EDT)
    • Online
    • 15
    Register


    “Of course, it is all in the noticing, which is different than looking. It requires a more active, searching attention. A generosity, I would even call it.”

    ~Caits Meissner

    This gentle four week adventure into listening with our bodies is for people feeling stretched, overwhelmed, scattered—as if they are rice paper thin.

    Facilitators, coaches, counselors, activists, educators, writers, poets, students, word artists of all kinds—this is an invitation to explore the ways you notice and what you notice (what I call listening with our bodies) and discover how your noticing affects the steadiness of your resilience. 

    Over the course of our time together, in both our online class space and the optional Zoom meetings, we will use our love of language coupled with multi-sensory exercises to connect more deeply with our senses and explore our noticing patterns.

    In the final week, with support and encouragement from your fellow travelers and I, you will pull together the strands of what you’ve discovered to create your own gentle, noticing practices and map manageable resilience-strengthening strategies. 


    The Story Behind This Class

    When I was a small child, I was convinced the old white pine tree next to our home and the puffy clouds in the sky were telling each other the most amazing stories. I thought that if I could just figure out the right way to listen, I’d be able to hear them. 


    Tell me.

    You're so tall—

    oh tell me 

    your stories

    please.

    I promise—

    I will stretch to hold them.

    Determined and achingly curious, my small arms and legs climbed that pine tree nearly every day. I can remember feeling as if I was trying to open my senses like a sunflower—all bright petals following sunlight—so I could catch cloud stories and tree tales.

    Clinging to the sticky trunk, right ear pressed to smooth bark, left ear tilted to the sky, nose filled with resin and wet air, I was a tiny girl antennae on a wind-swayed pine. This was my first experience of listening with my body.


    Tree and cloud and

    me—I am tiny 

    but fierce 

    with belonging.

    Years later, as I navigated the saw-toothed gift of recovering from sexual trauma, listening with my body anchored me in the present, in a felt sense of safety and belonging. My body wisely transmuted sound, rhythm, and gesture into words on a page and the perceptible hand-on-pen, pen-scratching-paper feeling of writing was key to restoring my equanimity. 

    In the past few years, listening with my body and writing about it refills resilience depleted by the intensity of the times through which we are living. This practice is balm, relief, and solid and fertile ground from which to engage and create.


    Week by Week

    Weekly class materials will always include an embodiment practice, such as a mudra or breathing exercise, and one or more writing catalysts. 

    We will also engage with:

    • essays, articles, or book excerpts

    • videos

    • guided meditations

    • music

    • visual arts

    • self-guided movement

    • connecting with the natural world

    • developing a practice, ceremony, or ritual

    Some (definitely not all) of the words, images and music we will encounter are created by: Joy Harjo, Margaret J. Wheatley, David Abram, Terry Tempest Williams, Yo-Yo Ma, Mary Oliver, Major Jackson, Camille Dungy, Henri Rousseau, Yayoi Kusama, Andrew Wyeth, Frida Kahlo, and Derrick Jensen.

    The Zoom meetings will give us the chance to do some of the exercises and writing catalysts together, to support each other in real time, and to ask and answer questions. 

    Week 1: Noticing Our Noticing—Saying Hello—Noticing What We Bring

    Accompanying Zoom meeting: Saturday, April 22, 2 - 3 pm New York time (UTC -4)


    There’s you—

    and the world—

    and the tender,

    thunderous noise

    that ties you

    How does the tender, thunderous noise that ties you to the world show up for you? With which senses do you notice it? Connect with it? Create with it? We will spend this week exploring what you notice each day, and how you notice it.

    Week 2: Going Deeper and Wider—Stirring the Pot

    Accompanying, optional, Zoom meeting: Saturday, April 29, 2 - 3 pm New York time (UTC -4)

    This week we will experiment with different ways to connect more deeply with our senses and continue noticing how and what we notice. 

    Week 3: Unearthing Insights, Drawing Conclusions

    Accompanying, optional, Zoom meeting: Saturday, May 6, 2 - 3 pm New York time (UTC -4)

    Exercises and writing catalysts this week will be designed to unearth insights and realizations and help you begin to gather threads and notice patterns. 

    Week 4: Your New Solid Ground—Closing the Circle—Offering Appreciation

    Accompanying, optional, Zoom meeting: Saturday, May 13, 2 - 3 pm New York time (UTC -4)

    In our final week using inspiration from other artists and wise folk, you will identify, imagine, design and/or create practices to support your resilience. They can take the form of rituals, ceremonies, tools, calendar notifications, whatever actions or activities that work with your innate noticing rhythms and are easily folded into your daily life.


    Who Should Take This Class

    Facilitators, coaches, counselors, activists, educators, writers, poets, students, word artists of all kinds who feel stretched, overwhelmed, scattered—as if their resilience is pulled rice paper thin—would benefit from this class.

    The point is to support word-loving folks working to foment individual or collective transformation by helping them pause, take a breath, hear the beat of their own heart and develop personalized noticing and resilience practices.


    Format

    This is a hybrid online class, hosted on the online teaching platform, Wet Ink, as well as Zoom. The Wet Ink platform allows students to log in on their own time to post comments and critiques directly to authors’ works. You can also view deadlines, track revisions, and watch video or listen to audio. At the end of the class, each student will receive an email that contains an archive of all their content and interactions. 

    The four optional Zoom sessions are open to everyone, especially folks who love to learn in a small group by doing and hearing.

    The day before class begins, you’ll receive an invitation to join Wet Ink. There are no browser requirements, and Wet Ink is mobile-friendly. If you have any questions about the technical requirements, please email tlan.coordinator@gmail.com.

    Students should expect to spend 2-3 hours per week perusing resources and readings, engaging in several writing/creation prompts, and briefly responding to peers’ work. From our interactions, we sustain a welcoming and inspiring community together.


    About the Facilitator

    Tracie Nichols, M.A. writes poetry and facilitates writing groups from her small desk under the wide reach of two very old and very loved Sycamore trees in southeastern Pennsylvania. She’s a Transformative Language Artist in-process and is fascinated by the potential of language to heal and transform people and communities. Putting her master’s degree in Transformative Learning and Change to good use over the past two decades, Tracie has designed and facilitated many virtual and in-person lifelong learning experiences on a truly wide range of topics for small groups. She’s just beginning her foray into submitting poetry for publication and has already accumulated a healthy pile of rejections to her few joyfully celebrated acceptances. Learn more at tracienichols.com.

Past Classes

27 January 2023 What Next? Launching Your Work in the World // with Caits Meissner
04 December 2022 Re-Visioning TLA in the World: A Community Conversation
03 December 2022 Your Calling, Your Livelihood, Your Life: Making a Living from TLA // with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg & Kathryn Lorenzen
26 October 2022 Identity and Belonging: An Exploration through Visual Art and Creative Writing // with Renu Thomas
12 October 2022 Monologue Showcase: Voices for Healing & Transformation
15 September 2022 Flash Fiction Showcase & Open Mic with Riham Adly & Friends
14 September 2022 Beyond the Hero’s Journey: Exploring the Paths of the Heroine, Healer, and Seeker // with Kimberly Lee
07 September 2022 Your Memoir as Monologue - with Showcase: Writing Monologues for Healing and Transformation // with Kelly DuMar
15 June 2022 How Pictures Heal: Expressive Writing from Personal Photos // with Kelly DuMar
15 June 2022 Leverage Your TLA Expertise as a Social Arts Practice, for Community Engagement, & Radical Livelihood // with Yvette Hyater-Adams
18 May 2022 Flash Fiction: Writing from the Subconscious // with Riham Adly
20 April 2022 & They Call Us Crazy: Outsider Writing to Cross the Borders of Human Imagination // with Caits Meissner
09 April 2022 What Is Your Poem Begging to Look Like? Finding the Best Form Through Revision: How to Take Your Expressive Writing to the Next Level // with Fleda Brown
16 February 2022 Not Enough Spoons: Writing About Disability & Chronic Illness // with Angie Ebba
14 January 2022 The Quest of Purposeful Memoir: Exploring the Past, Creating the Future // with Jennifer Browdy, PhD
12 January 2022 Grief Pages: Moving Through Change and Loss with a Creative Notebook Practice // with Lisa Chu
17 November 2021 Pathways to Wholeness: Mindful Writing Toward Momentous Leaps of Meaning // with Marianela Medrano
10 November 2021 Kissing the Muse: A Messy, Magical, Art-Making Adventure // with Robbyn Layne McGill
28 October 2021 Monologue Showcase: Voices of Healing & Transformation
28 October 2021 2021 Power of Words Conference
15 September 2021 Your Memoir as Monologue with Showcase: Writing Monologues for Healing and Transformation // with Kelly DuMar
30 August 2021 For the Love of it: A Mindful Moment of Rejuvenation for Educators // with Joanna Tebbs Young
07 July 2021 Future Casting: Writing Towards a Just World Vision // with Caits Meissner
02 June 2021 The Art of Facilitation: Facilitating for Change & Community // with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg & Joy Roulier Sawyer
17 May 2021 Tools for Teachers: Creating a Strong TLA Course Curriculum // with Liz Burke, EdD
26 April 2021 Tools for Teachers: Marketing Your TLA Class // with Liz Burke, EdD
18 April 2021 Monologue Showcase: Voices of Change
05 April 2021 Tools for Teachers: Creating a Strong TLA Course Proposal // with Liz Burke, EdD
24 March 2021 Tools for Teachers: Creating a Strong TLA Course Curriculum // with Liz Burke, EdD
24 February 2021 Tools for Teachers: Marketing Your TLA Class // with Liz Burke, EdD
03 February 2021 Tools for Teachers: Creating a Strong TLA Course Proposal // with Liz Burke, EdD
03 February 2021 Your Memoir as Monologue: Writing Monologues for Healing and Transformation // with Kelly DuMar
20 January 2021 Fantastic Folktales & Visionary Angles to Transform Our Stories // with Lyn Ford
06 January 2021 Kissing the Muse: (Another) Messy, Magical, Art-Making Adventure // with Robbyn Layne McGill
09 December 2020 TLA in Action: Connection, Collaboration, & Community
05 December 2020 Fireside Tales: A Virtual Camp In // with Lyn Ford
04 December 2020 A Virtual Greenhouse: Cultivating, Nurturing, and Sustaining Creative Growth through Literary Friendship
04 November 2020 Leverage Your Expertise as a Social Arts Practice, for Community Engagement, and Radical Livelihood // with Yvette Angelique Hyater-Adams
28 October 2020 The Art of Facilitation: Roots and Blossoms of Facilitation // with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg & Joy Roulier Sawyer
18 October 2020 Writing to this Moment: Taking Uncertainty to the Page // with Joanna Tebbs Young, MA-TLA
14 October 2020 Kissing the Muse: A Messy, Magical, Art-Making Adventure // with Robbyn Layne McGill
23 September 2020 How Pictures Heal: Expressive Writing from Personal Photos // with Kelly DuMar
05 August 2020 Pathways to Wholeness: Mindful Writing Toward Momentous Leaps of Meaning // with Marianela Medrano
24 June 2020 The Art of Facilitation: Facilitating for Change & Community // with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg & Joy Roulier Sawyer
24 June 2020 & They Call Us Crazy: Outsider Writing to Cross the Borders of Human Imagination // with Caits Meissner
25 March 2020 Changing the World with Words: TLA Foundations // with Joanna Tebbs-Young
25 March 2020 The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir // with Jennifer Browdy, PhD
15 January 2020 Your Memoir as Monologue: Writing Monologues for Healing and Transformation // with Kelly DuMar
15 January 2020 The Art of Facilitation: Roots and Blossoms of Facilitation // with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg & Joy Roulier Sawyer
23 October 2019 15 Poets to Change Your Life & Spark Your Writing // with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
23 October 2019 Poems As Prayers: Writing Towards a Just World // with Caits Meissner
04 September 2019 Speaking Your Truth: Creative Writing in Political Times // with Angie Ebba
26 June 2019 15 Poets to Change Your Life & Spark Your Writing // with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
24 April 2019 Changing the World with Words: TLA Foundations // with Joanna Tebbs-Young
06 March 2019 Fantastic Folktales & Visionary Angles to Transform Our Stories // with Lyn Ford
16 January 2019 How Pictures Heal: Honoring Memory & Loss through Expressive Writing from Personal Photos // with Kelly DuMar
24 October 2018 Coming Home to Body, Earth, and Time: Writing From Where We Live // with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
24 October 2018 Leverage Your TLA Expertise for Publication, Community, Business, and Livelihood // with Yvette Hyater-Adams
05 September 2018 Cultivating Our Voices: Writing Life Stories for Change // with Dr. Liz Burke-Cravens
05 September 2018 The Five Senses and Four Elements: Connecting With the Body and Nature Through Poetry // with Angie Ebba
27 June 2018 Wound Dwelling: Writing the Survivor Body(ies) // with Jennye Patterson
27 June 2018 Changing the World with Words: TLA Foundations // with Joanna Tebbs-Young
27 June 2018 & They Call Us Crazy: Outsider Writing to Cross the Borders of Human Imagination // with Caits Meissner
16 May 2018 Values of the Future Through Transformative Language Arts // with Doug Lipman
04 April 2018 Stories with Spirit: Creativity as a Spiritual Practice // with Regi Carpenter
14 March 2018 Writing for Social Change: Redream a Just World // with Anya Achtenberg
21 February 2018 Funding Transformation: Grant Writing for Storytellers, Writers, Artists, Educators, & Activists // with Diane Silver
10 January 2018 Fantastic Folktales & Visionary Angles to Transform Our Stories // with Lyn Ford
18 October 2017 Writing Our Lives: The Poetic Self & Transformation // with Dr. Liz Burke-Cravens
18 October 2017 Changing the World with Words: TLA Foundations // with Joanna Tebbs-Young
06 September 2017 Your Memoir as Monologue: How to Create Dynamic Dramatic Monologues About Healing and Transformation for Performance // with Kelly DuMar
06 September 2017 Wound Dwelling: Writing the Survivor Body(ies) // with Jennifer Patterson
14 June 2017 The Five Senses and Four Elements: Connecting with the Body and Nature Through Poetry // with Angie River
14 June 2017 The Poetics of Witness: Writing Beyond the Self // with Caits Meissner
19 April 2017 Diving and Emerging: Finding Your Voice and Identity in Personal Stories // with Regi Carpenter
01 March 2017 Changing the World with Words: TLA Foundations // with Joanna Tebbs-Young
01 March 2017 How Pictures Heal: Honoring Memory & Loss through Expressive Writing from Personal Photos // with Kelly DuMar
11 January 2017 Values of the Future Through Transformative Language Arts // with Doug Lipman
11 January 2017 Writing from the Root & Through the Body // with Marianela Medrano
11 January 2017 Your Callings, Your Livelihood, Your Life // With Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
26 October 2016 Leverage Your TLA Expertise for Publication, Community, Business, and Livelihood // with Yvette Angelique Hyater-Adams
26 October 2016 Not Enough Spoons: Writing About Disability & Chronic Illness // with Angie River
14 September 2016 Wound Dwelling: Writing the Survivor Body(ies) // with Jennifer Patterson
14 September 2016 Creating a Sustainable Story: Self-Care, Meaningful Work, and the Business of Creativity // with Laura Packer
29 June 2016 Coming Home to Body, Earth, and Time: Writing From Where We Live // with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
29 June 2016 Making the Leap into Work You Love // with Scott Youmans
18 May 2016 Saturated Selfies: Intentional and Intense Photography and Writing
18 May 2016 Changing the World with Words: TLA Foundations // with Joanna Tebbs Young
28 March 2016 Gathering Courage: Still-Doing, Big Journaling, and Other (Not So Scary) Ways to Begin Accommodating the Soul
15 February 2016 Living Out Loud: Healing Through Storytelling and Writing
15 February 2016 Soulful Songwriting: How To Begin, Collaborate, And Finish Your Song
04 January 2016 The Five Senses and the Four Elements: Connecting with the Body and Nature Through Poetry
04 January 2016 Your Memoir as Monologue: How to Create Dynamic Dramatic Monologues About Healing and Transformation for Performance

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