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Therapeutic Writing Institute
Upon completion of this program, graduates are considered to have completed 50% of the IFBPT
guided independent study program, and can choose to have their training endorsed by IFBPT and/or
continue on for completion of the CAPF or CPT/PTR.
National Association for Poetry Therapy
If you’re not already a member of NAPT, browse on over and find your tribe. The international membership is an eclectic collection of poets, writers, lovers of words, educators, helping professionals, librarians, clergy, memoirists, journal writers — there’s something for everyone here who believes in the power of language, symbol and story for healing and growth.
Transformative Language Arts Resource Center
This on-line resource center includes hundreds of links and thousands of book, article, film and other media titles related to creative and expressive writing, poetics, narrative therapy, poetry therapy, memoir and life writing, oral history, social change, songwriting, facilitation and leadership and much more.
Transformative Language Arts Concentration at Goddard College
The only TLA MA program is a low-residency concentration, part of Goddard College’s Individualized MA program. TLA students in this 48-hour (four semester) program work from their home communities to further develop themselves as writers, storytellers, performers, etc. as well to establish community work based in TLA. Graduates work as performers, workshop facilitators, activists, educators, writers, and community leaders.
Transformative Language Arts Network
This non-profit organization is devoted to growing transformative language arts as a profession, a calling and field, and particularly looking at writing, storytelling and performance in relation to social change, narrative medicine, engaged spirituality and right livelihood. The TLA Network provides resources, support, on-line classes, and The Power of Words: A Transformative Language Arts Reader. It also hosts the Power of Words conference and the One City One Prompt project (in which communities around the world write, tell stories about or perform together their response to a theme, such as “what does community mean to you?”). The TLA Network is in the process of beginning an online journal on the practice and theory of using words aloud or on the page for social and individual change. Members receive discounts on classes, the conference, and new members receive a copy of The Power of Words.
Garrison Keillor and Minnesota Public Radio bring you the daily Writer’s Almanac, with a poem and a fascinating “This Day in Literary History” for every day of the year. Poems are archived weekly on this site, but for an even bigger poetic rush, sign up for the daily podcast — and listen to Garrison’s mellifluous voice read you the poem and literary nuggets du jour.
Behind this modest door lie poetic treasures. Joe Riley has the literature selecton instincts of a poetry therapist, the eye of an artist and the ear of a maestro. Daily poems are accompanied by jaw-dropping illustrations and beautiful music: A creative arts trifecta. You can also subscribe to his email list and he’ll deliver the whole kaboodle straight to your desk.
One-stop shopping for great poems, biographical information on great poets, more than two dozen articles on writing, and enough absorbing side trips to keep you coming back again and again.
Another absorbing “poem a day” site, this one more classically literary than “poetry-therapeutic,” but still there is much to savor here.