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.
What's New? We Are!
New year and new TLAN: We are honored to introduce our new board and staff. Stay tuned for lots more member and community programs, possibilities to get involved, and transformative language arts for your lives and communities.
Our new board! From top left: Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg (chair), John Swainston (treasurer), Amanda Faye Lacson, Marianela Medrano, Renu Thomas, Tracie Nichols, Cheryl Kane, Kelly Hams Pearson, Aryn Bartley, Vanita Leatherwood, Joy Zimmerman, and Kathryn Lorenzen. Read all about us here.
Welcome to Chad Gurley, our new coordinator, who comes to us from decades of working with non-profit organizations, colleges, and other institutions. Chad is a poet and artist who is passionate about the power of words. He lives in Eureka Springs, Arkansas after many years in New York City . A graduate of Vanderbilt Divinity School, Chad has worked for years coordinating, planning, and administering programs and projects, focusing on building and sustaining communities and connections.
We offer a certificate 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.