Explore how we can use our words — written, spoken or sung — to make community, deepen healing, witness one another, wake ourselves up, and foster empowerment and transformation.
Taking place at Goddard College in Plainfield, VT (organized by the Transformative Language Network, and founded by Goddard College), this conference features experiential workshops, performances, open readings, and celebrations. Make community with others who share your passion.
Keynote presenters for the 2009 conference include: Kayhan Irani, performer of the Theatre of the Oppressed and creator of Artivista, combining art and activism; John Fox, poet, author, poetry therapist, author of Poetic Medicine; Lewis Mehl Medrona, author of Coyote Medicine, Native American physician; Dovie Thomason, award-winning Native American storyteller, recording artist and author; Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Kansas Poet Laureate, author of the memoir, The Sky Begins at Your Feet; Sherry Reiter, poetry therapy pioneer and author of Writing Away the Demons.
Conference features a wide range of expressive arts workshops, plus special tracks in Narrative Medicine, Right Livelihood, and Social Change. Beautiful setting, reasonable conference fees, room and board available on campus, work-study positions and scholarships available, including the Roxanne-Florence Scholarship for people of color.