The Power of Words

The Power of Words: A Transformative Language Arts Reader, edited by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg and Janet Tallman

Publisher: TLA Press, 2007
Paperback: 492 pages
978-0976177357, $28

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Table of Contents:
The Emergence of Transformative Language Arts  — Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

TRANSFORMATIVE LANGUAGE ARTS: A FIELD COMING INTO VIEW
The Gate to Heaven: Storytelling and Social Change  — Caren Neile

Emotional Disclosure, Writing, and Healing:  Key Considerations — Francis Charet

Poetry as Therapy  — Perie Longo

Memoir: An Academic, Democratic, Political and Liberating Framework  — Shelley Vermilya

Giving Voice to Art & Imagination: A Method of Transformational Inquiry  –
Shaun McNiff

Creating Community through Storytelling: An Act of Approach  — Christopher Maier

“TLA is a Great Bridge and More Than a Bridge”: An Interview with Allison Adele Hedge-Coke   — Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Waking Our Senses: Language and the Ecology of Sensory Experience  — David Abram


WORLDS OF WORDS: REALMS OF TRANSFORMATIVE LANGUAGE ARTS

Education of the Heart: Transformative Language, American Culture and the 60s  — Janet Tallman

Shamans of Song: Interviews with Deidre McCalla, Kelley Hunt & Greg Greenway   — Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

The Power of Writing to Heal: The Amherst Writers and Artists Method  — Sharon Bray

Creative and Expressive Writing as a Coaching Process   (196)
Yvette Hyater-Adams

Healing Stories, Healing Songs: Native American Traditions  — Denise Low

Do You Hear What I Heard?: Theatre as a Tool To Address Gossip, Silence and the HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Lesotho — Katt Lissard

Finding the Life-Giving Words in the Life-Shattered World of Cancer — Nancy Morgan

Caught in the Tension Between Child and Adult: Story in Dramatherapy for Troubled Teens  — Mandy Carr

The Three Candles of Hilda Stern Cohen’s Story: An Interview with Gail Rosen   — Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg


RIGHT LIVELIHOOD THROUGH TRANSFORMATIVE LANGUAGE ARTS

Asking Ethical Questions: A TLA Ethics as Conscious, Connected and Creative Action  — James Sparrell

Fine Lines: Questions Every Writer of Self Must Ask — Karen L. Campbell and Jeanne Hewell Chambers

The Good Ambush: A Two-Voice Essay on Identity, Experience and Storymaking  — Patricia Fontaine and Karen L. Campbell

Restorative Justice through Storytelling — Lana Leonard

“It Unfolds Before Whoever Walks Along It”: Seeking Right Livelihood in TLA  –  Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

SNAPSHOTS: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF TRANSFORMATIVE LANGUAGE ARTS

You Are Already a Writer  — Pat Schnieder

The Wonder of Paradox — Nancy G. Shapiro

You Don’t Want to Be a Member  — Carol Henderson

Losing Control and Finding Voice — Rhonda Patzia

First-Time Facilitating Writing with Teens: Hormones, Moods, and Food — Becci Goodall

Battle Pay: Storytelling on a Dime  — Jackson Gillman

A National Treasure Hidden in Vermont: A Tribute to the Bread and Puppet Theater — Katherine Towler

Bearing Witness to Death, Life and Everything in Between as a Personal Historian — Jeanne Hewell Chambers

Making Journals, Making Lives — Nina Ricker

God Behind Bars: Facilitating a Men’s Spiritual Writing Group at a State Hospital — Scott Youmans

More Than Just Our Stories — Pam Roberts

Pervasive Caretaking Irony  — Debbie Harris

A Legacy of Meaning: Writing with Elders — Anna Viadero

The Surprise of Endings: TLA in a Cancer Writing Group  — Linda Garrett

EPILOGUE


The Art of Self-Care in TLA   — Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg