Join us on Thursday, July 27th at 7 PM EDT to learn the art of workshop facilitation with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, the Kansas Poet Laureate and author.

As facilitators, we hold brave spaces in our workshops so that participants can discover, name, and claim what creativity, growth, changes, and even healing in their own strongest words. The lifelong art of facilitating such sessions well takes real-time attention, curiosity, courage, and preparation to help us navigate challenging situations, individuals, and groups with presence and compassion. Drawing from Transformative Language Arts and trauma-informed care, we’ll explore tools, words, non-verbal communication, and self-care that strengthen our facilitation practice, especially in tough times.

This workshop supports Community Building Art Works programs benefiting veterans, service members, military families, and healthcare workers. While ticket sales contribute to CBAW’s programs, Veterans, Service Members, and Healthcare Workers attend for free. The workshop will be recorded*, and a viewing link will be emailed to all ticket holders once it’s available.

Thanks to our friends at Bookshop, we’re delighted to offer a bonus for registrants: a coupon code for 10% off on Caryn’s book, The Power of Words: A Transformative Language Arts Reader sent via email to registrants.

*Recording will only contain workshop lessons. All other participant video will be edited for user privacy. Only registered participants will have access to the recorded workshop.

About the facilitator:

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Ph.D., is the founder of Transformative Language Arts, a life-long practitioner and teacher of facilitation, the 2009-13 Kansas Poet Laureate, and the author of 24 books, including How Time Moves: New & Selected Poems and Miriam’s Well, a novel. A beloved writing workshop facilitator and writing and Right Livelihood coach, she loves life-giving collaborations: she offers with Kathryn Lorenzen, with Kelley Hunt, and with Joy Roulier Sawyer. She offers weekly “Care Packages for a Creative Life” through her Patreon page (, and fresh writing at her blog, “Everyday Magic” at Learn more about other The Art of Facilitation trainings —