The Power of Words

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States


Details
Sep 26 - Sep 29, 2019

Conference

TUITION / COST:Early Bird registration ends July 11, 2019
SCHOLARSHIP:Available
We are pleased to offer scholarships for people in need of financial assistance and students. Scholarships currently cover registration costs only — travel, lodging, and food cannot be covered at this time.

CONTACT: Teri Grunthaner
EMAIL: director@tlanetwork.org
WEBSITE: www.tlanetwork.org/conference

Transformation, liberation, and celebration through the spoken, written, and sung word. Find your voice with workshops, performances, talking circles, celebration, and more, featuring writers, storytellers, performers, musicians, community leaders, activists, educators, and health professionals.

Join the Transformative Language Arts Network September 26-29th, 2019 at The Casa Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, Arizona for our 16th Annual Power of Words Conference to 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.

The conference founded in 2003, features workshops in four tracks: narrative medicine, social change, right livelihood (and making a living through the arts), ecological literacy, and engaged spirituality, with workshops, performances, talking circles, celebration and more from writers, storytellers, performers, musicians, community leaders, activists, educators, and health professionals.


Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

The 2019 conference keynoters include:

— Gregg Levoy, author of "Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion" (Penguin), and "Callings: Finding and Following An Authentic Life"

— Noa Baum, award-winning storyteller and author of "A Land Twice Promised – An Israeli Woman’s Quest for Peace"

— Usha Akella, published poet and musical playwright


Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children's literature


Location

The Casa Franciscan Renewal Center
5802 E Lincoln Dr
Scottsdale
Arizona, United States
85253



Transformative Language Arts Network

We bring together and lift up individuals and organizations that promote forms of the spoken, written, and sung word as a tool for personal and communal transformation. We offer an annual conference, The Power of Words; online classes in TLA topics; a Certification in TLA Foundations; TLA Right Livelihood Professional Training; a creative and professional journal, Chrysalis; a blog in TLA topics; and networking opportunities for our members.