Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Poet, Writer, Teacher & Facilitator
I write and help others write through the blank or overflowing page, through what we know to what we don’t know. I know what my students know all through my body: writing is hard and holy, mysterious and ecstatic, puts us on and over the edge. In all my teaching, I try to make a loving place for people to gather, find courage,and trek into the wilds of their lives. I’m also guided by my life as part of the earth, and specific to where I live, the tall-grass prairie, and the understanding that our healing and the earth’s is interwoven at every turn.
— Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg —
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg’s writing, readings, workshops, and teaching focus on how writing our truths in our own language – right where we are – can bring us greater insight, vitality, health, compassion, and wisdom. Writing, telling stories and listening to one another is part of the work of Tikkum Olam, the Hebrew phrase that means putting back together the broken world: through our words we can mend our lives, connect with our communities and eco-communities, and cultivate the courage to embrace life. Founder and coordinator of Goddard College’s Transformative Language Arts degree, Caryn facilitates writing workshops, gives readings and performances, writes in many genres and on many topics and, with singer-songwriter Kelley Hunt, offers Brave Voice performances and workshops.