Transformative Language Arts Network – Power of Words Conference
Call for Proposals-Deadline, January 15, 2014
The Transformative Language Arts Network 2014 Power of Words Conference, is to be held September 19-21 at Lake Doniphan Retreat Center near Kansas City, Missouri, and we are seeking your proposals. You can find theÂ Proposal FormÂ here.
This powerful conference brings together writers, storytellers, performers, musicians, educators, activists, healers, health professionals, community leaders, and more! Together, the conference explores the written, spoken and sung word, seeking to find how it can bring liberation, celebration, and transformation to individuals and communities. The Transformative Language Arts Network invites your proposals for experiential, didactic, and/or performance-based proposals that focus on writing, storytelling, drama, film, songwriting, and other forms of Transformative Language Arts (TLA).
This conference also offers workshops in four tracks: narrative medicine (healing and health related to the written, spoken and sung word), right livelihood (making a living from what you love in service to your community), social change (community building, ecological awareness, activism and more), and engaged spirituality (spiritual and/or religious practices related to TLA). Because the Transformative Language Arts Network is strongly committed to including individuals from diverse backgrounds, they encourage workshop proposals from people of color and all ages.
You will be notified if your workshop is accepted byÂ March 1, 2014. Please note that the Transformative Language Arts Network is unable to offer presenters payment or waivers of conference fee (although we do work work-study and scholarships for conference fee reduction), and that presenters must register and pay for the conference by the early bird deadline of May 1st. For further information, please contact Deb Hensley, TLAN Network Coordinator, 576 N. Palermo Road, Freedom, Maine 04941. 589-944-4039
Keynoters areÂ Kelley Hunt,Â international touring artist and singer-songwriter;Â Kevin Willmott,Â award-winning filmmaker, writer and director;Â Doug Lipman,Â storyteller, coach, mentor and author; andÂ Scott Cairns, poet and writer. Artists-in-residence are poet, painter and muralistÂ Jose Faus,Â and storm and weather photographerÂ Stephen Locke. A special pre-conference reading features five Missouri and Kansas poets laureate:Â Wyatt Townley,Â William Trowbridge,Â Walter Bargen,Â Denise Low, andÂ Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg.
The 2014 Power of Words Conference will be held September 19-21, at the beautifulÂ Lake Doniphan Conference and Retreat CenterÂ justÂ outside Kansas City, Missouri.