Readings, Workshops, Talks

Caryn has been offering workshops, readings, keynote addresses, performance, and specialized classes for over 25 years around the U.S. and Mexico at various venues and communities, including:

  • Workshops: Caryn has been presenting community writing workshops — including how to write your life or community story — throughout the Midwest and across the country since 1992 (see here for where she’s presented). She has specialized in offering workshops for people living with serious illness, adults in career or life transition, intergenerational groups, and people of many backgrounds who want to write about their legacy and hopes, and she can customize a workshop for your group, community, or event. Contact her at for information.
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    Keynotes: Caryn gives engaging and personalized keynote talks at conferences and arts festivals. Contact her to find out more, including seeing samples of her keynote (such as  “Poetry, Miracles and the Path to the Beloved Community” in Black Mountain, N.C., or her recent presentation in Hays, Kansas, “Surviving with Grace and Gumption”)

  • Performances: Caryn presents collaborative performances, featuring her poetry, songs co-written with and performed by Kelley Hunt. Learn more at Brave Voice’s performance page. She has also performed collaboratively as a poet with dancers Laura Ramber and Susan Rieger, opened for singer-songwriter Dar Williams, and with others over the years.

You can reach Caryn at