Category Archives: Transformative Language Arts

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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When Did We Stop Singing?: Finding Voice Through Bird Song With Deb Hensley

Deb Hensley, who just graduated in Transformative Language Arts, moved many in the community to tears with her gorgeous presentation, using a power point to integrate her own compositions, the songs of birds (sometimes slowed down so we could the … Continue reading

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Wisdom Within & Writing: Joanna Tebbs Young

“When I began running workshops I knew this was what I was meant to be doing. I love working with others; showing how powerful deep, personal writing can be. To watch someone’s reaction when they suddenly realize or ‘get’ something … Continue reading

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What Transformative Language Artists Do To Make A Living

We recently put on the Transformative Language Arts Resource Page a list of what Transformative Language Artists — our graduates and students — are doing as their vocation and avocation. Featuring the websites or links from publications and blogs of … Continue reading

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Blogs from Our Graduates

Several IMA graduates are finding their path into businesses and organizations by making it and walking it. Read about what some of our alumni are up to these days. Anne Smith studied sense of place, creative writing and especially memoir, … Continue reading

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Hybrid Arts Learning at Goddard for Tiffany Beard

Tiffany Beard, a first semester student in the Transformative Language Arts concentration, just started a blog and wrote an article for examiner.com in Washington, D.C. entitled “Hybrid Arts Learning Found At Goddard College.” Here’s a photo of Tiffany at the … Continue reading

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Trust the Process: What Starting Goddard Is Really Like

>Joanna Young, a new student in the Individualized MA, wrote this blog about what she experienced when starting Goddard. Check out her blog to see how it all turns out! How do even begin to write about my week? It … Continue reading

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