Category Archives: Transformative Language Arts

From Black Women’s Lives Matter to the Solidarity Economy as Social Innovation: Graduating Student Presentations

The August residency for the Goddard Graduate Institute featured a rich expanse of workshops from our graduating students. Congratulations to them all, and here’s what they presented: Black Women’s Lives Matter: A Narrative, Womanist Approach to Self-Care, with HAS graduating … Continue reading

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Seema Reza, Goddard College Student, Wins USO Award for “Bringing Down Walls With Words”

Seema Reza, a current Transformative Language Arts MA student and BFA in Writing graduate from Goddard, just won a major award from the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore. She was honored at the organization’s 33rd annual awards dinner on March 26 … Continue reading

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What Story Are You Changing?: A Special Event at the Residency

To launch Transformative Language in Action, a new anthology co-edited by GGI’s Ruth Farmer and Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, students, faculty, and the public gathered for a special event to explore what stories we’re changing and challenging with our work, activism, art, … Continue reading

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Ezra Berkley Nepon Wins Leeway Foundation Transformation Award

According to the Leeway Foundation, which just awarded Ezra Berkley Nepon a 2014 Leeway Foundation Transformation Award,  “Ezra’s work an artist and activist comes from their hunger for stories and spaces that allow marginalized people to know they are not … Continue reading

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Transformative Language Arts in Action: A New Book, a New Partnership, a New Journal, and an Annual Conference

In 2000, Goddard College launched the only MA program in Transformative Language Arts (TLA) in the country, and as the program hits its teenage years, TLA is spreading its wings through a new partnership, book, journal, and new growth in … Continue reading

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Writing, Healing, and Community Building with Veterans: An Interview with Seema Reza by Joy Jacobson

A Goddard BFA graduate and incoming Transformative Language Arts student was just featured on the Best American Poetry Website. Seema coordinates the recreational arts activities at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Bethesda, MA, … Continue reading

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Nancy Morgan on Writing, Stories and Living with Serious Illness

Nancy Morgan, one of the first graduates of the Transformative Language Arts program in 2002, came to Goddard because she knew it was her calling to help people living with cancer, their families and medical providers find their voice and … Continue reading

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