Category Archives: Transformative Language Arts

Katt Lissard: Watch The Contamination Waltz – a new 7 minute video about HIV/AIDS and theatre for social change in Lesotho, southern Africa.

The Contamination Waltz highlights the creative process of the Winter/Summer Institute (WSI). Since its launch in 2006, WSI has been bringing performers and directors, students and teachers, together from three continents to create collaborative theatre in Lesotho. IMA faculty member, … Continue reading

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Transformative Narratives Blog

>Yvette Hyater-Adams, a graduate of the IMA in the Transformative Language Arts concentration, has a new blog, Transformative Narratives, to go along with her coaching, workshop facilitation, leadership development and other work. She says of the new blog, “For years, … Continue reading

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Poet Laureate of Kansas: Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

>IMA faculty member and founder and coordinator of Transformative Language Arts Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg has just begun a two-year term as Kansas Poet Laureate. Appointed by the governor after being recommended by the Kansas Arts Commission, the poet laureate travels around … Continue reading

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Podcast: Alexandra Hartman on Film, Poetry and the Disobedient Body

>Listen to this new podcast on Alexandra Hartman’s journey from poetry and web design to filmmaking and the disobedient body. Alex’s website, and her entire 33-minute film — The Word Made Flesh, an be viewed at her website. Her studies … Continue reading

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Taina Asili: Writing, Singing and Facilitating Toward Home

>Taina Asili was already a songwriter, artist, writer, activist and workshop leader when she started in IMA’s Transformative Language Arts concentration. Through her studies of the power of singing, storytelling and writing to help people resist post-colonial oppression, particularly in … Continue reading

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Filmmaking, Poetry and the Disobedient Body: Alexandra Hartman

>Alexandra (Alex) Hartman came to Goddard to change directions in her life. She planned to lead writing workshops when she left Goddard, but something more local soon emerged: the body. “The IMA encourages students to find our own direction by … Continue reading

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A Marriage of Spiritual Memoir & Community Workshops: Suzanne Adams

>When Suzanne Adams started IMA’s Transformative Language Arts concentration, she was already changing her life as a freelance writer and suburban stay-at-home Houston mother in a household of males. While she didn’t know what she was shifting toward, she had … Continue reading

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Transformative Language Arts and Reclaiming the Erotic: Jen Cross and Writing Ourselves Whole

>Jen Cross began with a hunger to study transformative writing, especially how it could help people, particularly sexual trauma survivors, reclaim the erotic and live more vibrant lives. Her passion led her to write this manifesto now posted on the … Continue reading

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Yvette Hyater-Adams: Changing Lives Through the Arts

>Yvette Hyater-Adams is a change artist who found, while exploring the art of change, how art can change lives. During 20 years in the corporate world as a Human Resources executive and since 1997, CEO of her own consulting firm, … Continue reading

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Katt Lissard & the Winter/Summer Institute: Changing the World Through Theatre

>Katt Lissard, IMA faculty member, believes theatre can be an effective vehicle for social change, especially when it comes to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2006, along with colleagues from the U.S., U.K., South Africa and Lesotho she … Continue reading

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