Through Brave Voice, Kansas Poet Laureate Emerita Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg and acclaimed Rhythm and Blues Singer-Songwriter Kelley Hunt offer collaborative writing and singing workshops, retreats, consultations, and performances. Brave Voice embraces finding, developing and sharing our voices—on the page or out loud—to bring greater vision and resilience to our lives, workplaces, and communities. We know how opening our voice through writing, singing and songwriting enhances our lives, work, and world.

We are thrilled to offer Brave Voice 2020: Home Edition Sept. 20-25, a invigorating and community-building retreat to spark your own brave voice in your writing, music, art, and/or life at large! We also offer a retreat in person in the Flint Hills of Kansas May 16-21, 2021.

Brave Voice 2020: Home Edition

Early bird rates ends September 10register today here. 

Our 15th annual Brave Voice, because of the pandemic, will be held in our homes and yours September 20-25. Using Zoom video-conferencing, a special private and interactive website just for us, and other virtual bells, whistles, delights, and charms, we will be holding Brave Voice with flair and warmth. We will also be drawing on best practices and resources to embrace connecting deeply with our creative spirit and each other.  Yes, we will write, we will sing, we will create, and we will find greater community and inspiration together. See more at Retreats, Schedule, and Registration.

What Else is New

Brave Voice 2021 is May 16-21  at White Memorial Camp, Council Grove, KS: Registration is now open for our 15th annual Brave Voice. Join us for a lovely retreat in the lush, vibrant, and spirited Flint Hills of Kansas. More information here. Or register directly here.  

Rebuilding East Ninth Street Artist Grant: We are thrilled to have received an artist grant for our project “Songs & Stories of East Lawrence,” culminating in a book launch concert June 14. More here.

Brave Voices: Read about the brave projects, books, music, and other work Brave Voice participants do. 

Please consider donations to support scholarships for Brave Voice. You may donate funds to underwrite a specific person’s scholarship, in honor or in memory of someone dear to you, or for a special occasion. Please contact us for more information. Thank you for your shining consideration!