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TLA Network Virtual Salon

  • 25 June 2023
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Zoom meeting - link to be shared

TLA Network Virtual Salon

Sunday, June 25, 2023

3:00–4:30 pm EDT (UTC-4)

2:00–3:30 pm CDT // 1:00–2:30 pm MDT // 12:00–1:30 pm PDT

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Join us for the inaugural TLAN Virtual Salon featuring TLAN members showcasing their creative work! This event will feature TLAN members, who all use the written, spoken, or sung word for personal and community transformation. TLAN members have incredibly generous spirits, and oftentimes their work in the community overshadows their personal writing and accomplishments. We are excited to provide a venue to feature TLAN members' artistic work to the general audience.

The Virtual Salon is free and open to the public, and will take place online via Zoom. After the reading, there will be an artist talkback and time for questions and engagement from the audience. You must register if you would like to attend: a Zoom link will be sent to all registrants the day before the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Participating Transformational Language Artists

Judy Fort Brenneman: Judy is an award-winning author and playwright, occasional poet, and long-time writing coach with expertise in helping writers who have interesting neurologies. Her short work has appeared in everything from literary magazines to wayside signs and museum exhibits. For more information, visit her website.

Elizabeth Chesla: Elizabeth Chesla's forthcoming debut work of fiction, You Cannot Forbid the Flower (Tolsun Books, August 2023), is based on her father's experience in the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Co-founder of an embodied writing group for women, she facilitates writing and yoga workshops, develops humanities content for educational publishers, and serves as an editor for emerging authors. Learn more at her website and follow her on Instagram: @lizchesla.

John L. Swainston started writing poetry to cope with feelings of isolation during COVID. He is a Member of the Mystic Poet Society, The Writers Place, and The Kansas City Writers Group.  He has published widely, including in Veterans’ Voices, where he received Editor’s Choice Award. His first book of poems, Memory Box, was published spring 2022. John is aretired Finance Executive, College Adjunct Professor, and Army Veteran. 

Ronda Miller: Ronda is a poet and Life Coach who specializes in giving voice to trauma. She has five books of published poetry and teaches The Importance of Voice for Trauma Transformation in concert with The Johnson County Ks., Library, School of Trades and Department of Corrections. Follow her on Facebook.

Kierra Perry: Kierra is an administrative professional by day, writer, artist and student by night (depends on the night). Follow her on Instagram: @oddballbizarro.

Oyah Beverly Reed Scott: Oyah is a woman that has known pain intimately and lived to tell the tales through story, poetry and monologue. Follow her on Instagram: @wrytyrwomyn

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