Category Archives: Transformative Language Arts

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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IMA Graduates Look at the Bystander Borderline, Calling Little Gypsy Home, Sex Trafficking, Ecological Design, Spiritual Ecology, Yiddishland and Faerieland Activism, and Consciousness

The Bystander Borderline: Witnessing the Judicial, Social, and Clinical Repercussions of being a Female–Identified Trauma Survivor, with IMA graduating student Victoria Mosey. With 1 out of every 4 women experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault in their lifetime, with these … Continue reading

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Movement as Prayer, Collective Medicine, Rethinking Parenthood, Healing Stories, Midwifery and More: Health Arts & Sciences Recent Graduates

The Collision, with HAS graduating student Raymond Christopher Dell. My presentation demonstrates the theory behind traditional acting techniques and where the status quo of developing a character often fails. I will discuss the traditional Stanislavsky based acting approaches, and then … Continue reading

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TLA Student Profiled For Bringing Poetry and Dance to Her Community

Angie Huckstep, a student in the Individualized MA concentrating in Transformative Language Arts, was just featured in the Peninsula Daily News in her position as coordinator of WorkFirst, a program that helps low-income students succeed. The article highlights Angie’s use … Continue reading

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A Story of the Moments

The place on the shore where I sit to daydream centers on one of many large rocks.  It’s not likely to catch the eye of a passing boater.  But with its sheltering white pines, the granite ledge I climb down … Continue reading

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Journey Toward Divinity with Scott Youmans

Scott Youmans earned his MA in the Individualized MA some years back, but his journey continues, and now brings him to earn a master’s in Divinity at Starr King School for Ministry. He recently wrote a new blog post, “Journey … Continue reading

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Hard Stone, Hard Choices: Memory, Community & Story with Scott Candage

Scott Candage, a new graduate of the Individualized MA program, explains to his local paper, The Working Waterfront, that his graduate thesis project looked deeply at community narratives that tell the community what it is and what stories matter most.  … Continue reading

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Faculty Workshops for Our Fall 2012 Residency

Highlights of faculty workshops at our upcoming residency with Individualized MA, Socially Responsible Business & Communities and Health Arts & Sciences faculty in our combined residency Aug. 3-10. A Brief History of Sustainability, with faculty member Ralph H. Lutts: Sustainability … Continue reading

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Getting Naked & Telling the Truth with Jeanne Chambers & Rhonda Patzia

Jeanne Chambers and Rhonda Patzia were students together in the IMA, both in the Transformative Language Arts concentration. While Jeanne focused on storytelling, story catching, autoethnography and ethics, Rhonda’s study bridged TLA and embodiment studies, combining photography and creative writing … Continue reading

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