Dear TLA Community:
We are trilled to announce that registration is now open for the TLA Network's Power of Words 2021 conference, to be held online October 28-31, 2021. The conference will feature keynotes U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, spoken word artist Lyla June, and poets Caits Meissner and Javier Zamora.
Join us for a long weekend of transformative language arts workshops, performances, celebration, and more. This year's conference will be particularly meaningful, as we come together as a community of writers, storytellers, performers, musicians, community leaders, activists, educators, health professionals, and more, after such a long period of being apart.
There's much to celebrate: as we begin to see the end of this pandemic, the potential for enormous systemic change looks ever more possible as we continue to witness uprisings and demand for change in communities around the world. Our voices matter now more than ever, and we encourage you to use yours to the fullest.
How to do that? Consider offering a workshop this fall at the Power of Words conference about what you know; take one of our Tools for Teachers trainings to learn more about teaching for this community, or sign up for one of our incredible, life-changing, online classes.
The time is now to hone your craft, speak your truth, share your vision broadly and with conviction, and do the important work of healing the world.
To the power of words,
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 a certification in Transformative Language Arts Foundations, an introduction to TLA in theory and practice with a focus on ethical work, community networking, and TLA in action. To learn more, go here.