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.

SOLD OUT: Our retreat is full. If you’d like to be put on the wait list or be notified when we schedule another retreat, please email Caryn here. 

We are excited to announce a special new retreat: the Brave Voice Summer Retreat, a replenishing workshop and high tea at the magical country home of our friend Lorel.

Come join us 1-5 p.m., Saturday, July 27 to write, sing, relax, and get to know a marvelous group of humans as well as what you have to say to yourself and the world on the page and aloud. 

20th annual Brave Voice: We are thrilled to meet in person with you at White Memorial Camp in Council Grove, Kansas  on May 11-16, 2025.  Join us for a lovely retreat in the lush, vibrant, and spirited Flint Hills of Kansas.  More information here.   Register here.

What some of our recent participants had to say:

“Brave Voice is one of the most loving things you can ever do for yourself — give yourself this!” ~ Greg Smith, Kansas City, MO

“I came. I wrote. I sang. I ate well. I smiled and laughed a lot. I left full of new ideas and fresh material, and nothing can compare with the comradery I felt with our diverse participants as well as my appreciation for the talent that emerged in such a safe and comfortable environment.” ~ Morgan L. Meadows, Sebastopol, CA.

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!

What happens at Brave Voice? See and hear this compilation from past retreats. Please also see this short video related to our 2021 Brave Voice.