Venues & Communities

Following is a partial list of the places where Caryn has presented readings, performances, talks, presentations or workshops.


  • Turning Point, Kansas City, MO.
  • Institute of Culture of Moreles, Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN.
  • HueHue Coyotl Ecovillage, Moreles, Mexico
  • YWCA, Princeton, N.J.
  • Labyrinth Books, New Haven, CT.
  • The Writers Place, Kansas City, MO.
  • Temple Emanu-El, Tucson, AZ.
  • Sky Island Alliance, Tucson, AZ.
  • The Guadalupe Center, Kansas City, MO.
  • The Kansas Interegeneration Network, Ottawa, KS.
  • Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority, Lawrence, KS.
  • The Pelathe Center’s Midnight Poetry League project, Lawrence, KS.
  • Marion County Women’s Network, KS.
  • Lawrence Jewish Community Center, Lawrence, KS
  • The Farm, Summertown, TN.
  • Waterville Opera House, Waterville, KS.
  • Kansas Area Watershed Council Annual Gatherings throughout Kansas
  • The Light Center, Baldwin, KS.
  • Kansas Historical Museum, Topeka, KS.


  • State University of New York at Potsdam
  • Truman State University, Kirksville, MO.
  • Osher Institute, University of Kansas, at venues throughout Kansas and Missouri
  • Goddard College, Plainfield, VT.
  • Pittsburg State University, KS.
  • Johnson County Community College, KS.
  • Emporia State University, KS.
  • Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, N.J.
  • Garden City Community College, KS.
  • Hutchinson Community College, KS.
  • Friends University, Topeka, KS.
  • Lebanon Community College, Lebanon, N.H.
  • Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, KS.
  • Bethel College, Newton, KS.
  • Naugatuck Valley Community College, Naugatuck, CT.
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.

Medical Centers:

  • Walter Reed Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD.
  • Stormont-Vail Medical Center, Topeka, KS.
  • St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City, MO.
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital Oncology Center, Lawrence, KS.
  • The Menninger’s Foundation, Topeka, KS.
  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA.
  • University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.


  • National Storytelling Network conference, Kansas City, MO.
  • Associated Writing Programs (AWP) conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • White Memorial Camp, Council Grove, KS.
  • Earthaven Ecovillage, Camp Elliott, N.C.
  • Poet Laureati: A Convergence of State Poets Laureate, Lawrence, KS.
  • North American Bioregional Congress & Continental Bioregional Congress in North Carolina, British Columbia, Texas, Maine, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee.
  • National Association for Poetry Therapy Conferences in N.M., FL., CA., MN., MO., Wash., D.C., and N.C.
  • The Examined Life: Writing & the Art of Medicine, Iowa City, IA.
  • National Association of Drama Therapy, San Francisco, CA.
  • The Power of Words Conference, Goodard College, Plainfield, VT., Philadelphia, Portland, ME, and Kansas City since 2003.
  • Poetry and Politics Conference (featured speaker), Concord, N.H.
  • Kansas Authors Club Conference (keynote speaker), Salina, KS.

Other Venues:

  • Libraries throughout the Midwest.
  • School Systems throughout Kansas and Missouri.
  • Bookstores in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arizona, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, New Jersey, Minnesota, and other states.