Kansas City, MO/ Mission, KS
Facilitator: Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, KsPoetLaureate@gmail.com
Summary: Writing for Community: A Workshop for People Living with Serious Illness and Their Caregivers/Families. Come write about how you see the world, the ways in which you find and keep community, and what you want the greater community to know about living with serious illness and/or being a caregiver. This workshop will also be part of a global project, “One City, One Prompt,” which is bringing together people around the world in over 70 cities to write about and in community. We’ll spend the first three hours writing together, and the last hour, documenting what you want to share on the “One City, One Prompt” website: all participants have the opportunity to share writing in print or have your reading of your work filmed or recorded.
Venue: Turning Point’s mission is to empower and transform the mind, body, and spirit of individuals, families, and friends living with serious or chronic physical illness. We provide innovative education services and tools that inspire people to take charge of their illness and live life to its fullest.
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg is the poet laureate of Kansas and the author of over a dozen books. She’s been facilitating workshops at Turning Point since 2004. She is founder of Transformative Language Arts at Goddard College, chair of the TLA Network, and workshop facilitator with 20 years of experience. She specializes in, among other things, working with people living with illness.