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SPARKS: A Free Webinar For Transformative Language Arts (TLA) Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018

Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, 7 p.m. Central, 8 p.m. Eastern

Folktales, Funding, Erotica & Social Change: 

Transformation Classes for Your New Year!

Featuring: Lyn Ford, Jen Cross, Anya Achtenberg & Diane Silver Moderated: by Kelly DuMar

Sparks is a free bi-monthly webinar moderated by Kelly DuMar, interviewing notable Transformative Language Artists on their work, followed by a poetry, story & song open mic. Join us this month to learn about four exceptional TLA online classes for a presentation & discussion with teachers of four TLA upcoming classes, including:

Fantastic Folktales & Visionary Angles to Transform Our Stories // with Lyn Ford

Claiming Desire: Erotic Writing as Resistance // with Jen Cross

Writing for Social Change: Redream a Just World // with Anya Achtenberg

Funding Transformation: Grant Writing for Storytellers, Writers, Artists, Educators, & Activists // with Diane Silver

Poetry, Song & Story) Open Mic

And there’s more to share. Bring an original poem, song or story to share! This unique discussion and networking opportunity will be followed by an Open Mic. Everyone who participates in the webinar is welcome to share an original poem, story or song. Whether you’re reading your poetry aloud for the first time, or you’re a seasoned reader, this is a chance to share your creativity in the supportive presence of appreciative listeners. It’s a remarkably fun and moving experience.

Format of the Gathering

Kelly will interview Lyn, Jen, Anya & Diane for 30 minutes about their upcoming classes for TLA

We'll then have 10-15 minutes to ask questions and discuss TLA, your own practice, goals, or vision.

·       We’ll devote the next 15 minutes to the open mic  

·       You don’t need to be a member of TLAN to participate!

Register here to get the link attend.

Kelly will arrive on the videoconference at 6:45 p.m. CENTRAL so you can connect early & work out any glitches! You will receive links and numbers in your email after RSVPing. About Kelly DuMar



Kelly DuMar is a poet, playwright and workshop facilitator from the Boston area. She’s author of two poetry chapbooks, All These Cures, (Lit House Press), and Tree of the Apple, (Two of Cups Press). Kelly is author of a non-fiction book, Before You Forget – The Wisdom of Writing Diaries for Your Children. Her poems, prose and photos are published in many literary journals including “Bellevue Review,” “Tupelo Quarterly,” “Poydras,” “Tiferet,” and more. Her award winning plays are produced around the US and are published by dramatic publishers. Kelly founded and produces the Our Voices Festival of Women Playwrights at Wellesley College, now in its 11th year, and leads a variety of workshops for writers across the US, including The Mass. Poetry Festival, The International Women’s Writing Guild, The Power of Words Conference, Mass. Poetry Festival, the New England Theatre Conference, Playback Theatre North America Conference, and Winter Wheat.  She’s on the board & faculty of The International Women’s Writing Guild and produces the IWWG Summer Conference Play Lab and the Annual Boston Regional Writing From Your Life Retreat. Closer to home, she facilitates a weekly writing workshop for women, the Farm Pond Writer’s Collective, now in its third year. Kelly is a certified psychodramatist and a Fellow in the American Society for Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama. You can follow Kelly’s daily nature blog, “#NewThisDay Writing From My Photo Stream,” and join her mailing list at kellydumar.com