Imagination and Public Education:
Learning Ourselves into Boredom
With special guest, Callid Keefe-Perry, TLAN Council Chair
Moderated by Kelly DuMar
A Free Phone Conference Q&A, Followed by a Poetry Open Mic!
Wednesday, October 28th, 8pm – 9pm (Eastern)
We hope you’ll join us in this free phone conference! Kelly DuMar, membership chair of TLAN, will interview Callid Keefe-Perry, Educator, Minister and Advocate for the Arts who is also the TLAN Council Chair. Bring your questions to this interview and discussion about how Callid uses Transformative Language Arts in his role as an educator.
And there’s more to share. This unique discussion and networking opportunity will be followed by a Poetry Open Mic. Everyone who participates in the teleconference is welcome to share an original poem. Whether you’re reading your poetry aloud for the first time, or you’re a seasoned reader, this is a chance to share your writing in the supportive presence of appreciative listeners. It’s a remarkably fun and moving experience.
Format for the Meeting:
- Kelly will interview Callid for 20 minutes about his practice of TLA.
- You will then have 15 minutes to ask questions of Callid & discuss TLA, your own practice, goals, or vision.
- We’ll devote the next 15 minutes to the open mic poetry readings.
You do not need to be a member of TLAN to participate in the discussion or open mic!
How to join the discussion/poetry reading from your phone:
This meeting is free and open to the public, and you can join from your by phone by calling 1-857-232-0155, code # 885077.
If you’re having technical difficulty joining the call or during the call, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to sign up in advance for the Poetry Open Mike:
E-mail Kelly DuMar – email@example.com – prior to the meeting to say you’d like to read. Make sure you practice in advance to stay within the three-minute limit!
Callid Keefe-Perry is a husband, father, and a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers working toward his PhD in Theological Studies at Boston University’s School of Theology. His work focuses on the intersection of imagination, spirituality, and creative practice in education. He is the author of Way to Water: A Theopoetics Primer and one of the founding members of the journal, THEOPOETICS. He currently serves as the Chairperson of the Board for the Transformative Language Arts Network and he is one of the co-hosts of the progressive Christian podcast, Homebrewed Christianity.
Kelly DuMar is a poet, playwright and expressive arts workshop facilitator whose chapbook “All These Cures,” won the 2014 Lit House Press poetry contest. Kelly’s poems have been published in many literary journals, and her award winning plays have been produced around the US and published by dramatic publishers. She produces the Our Voices Festival of Women Playwrights & Poets, held at Wellesley College, now in its 9th year. Kelly has a Master’s Degree in Education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Her certification in psychodrama and training in Playback Theatre inspire her workshops with transformative energy. Kelly has presented professional workshops at Mass. Poetry Festival, The Boston Book Festival, Playback North America, The New England Theatre Conference, the Transformative Language Arts Conference, ASGPP, The National Association for Poetry Therapy, and The International Women’s Writing Guild. She is a Fellow in the American Society for Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama, a member of the Advisory Council of The International Women’s Writing Guild, and a Council Member of the Transformative Language Arts Network. Her website it kellydumar.com, and she publishes a bi-monthly essay about the writing life to her subscribers.