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Call for Proposals 2014 Power of Words Conference

Call for Proposals 2014 Power of Words Conference.

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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 the Proposal Form 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 by 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 are Kelley Hunt, international touring artist and singer-songwriter; Kevin Willmott, award-winning filmmaker, writer and director; Doug Lipman, storyteller, coach, mentor and author; and Scott Cairns, poet and writer. Artists-in-residence are poet, painter and muralist Jose Faus, and storm and weather photographer Stephen Locke. A special pre-conference reading features five Missouri and Kansas poets laureate: Wyatt TownleyWilliam Trowbridge, Walter Bargen, Denise Low, and Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg.

Read about the whole conference here.
To access the Proposal Form, go here.



The 2014 Power of Words Conference will be held September 19-21, at the beautiful Lake Doniphan Conference and Retreat Center just outside Kansas City, Missouri.