Sunday, May 10

4-6 p.m. — Arrival, check-in

6 p.m. — Welcome Dinner

7:30 p.m. — Opening night writing, singing and arts

Monday, May 11

8 a.m. – Breakfast

9-11:30 a.m. – Into the Woods, Over the Edge, and Back Home Again: Mythmaking for Art and Life, with Caryn: By exploring the roots and branches of the stories that tell us what to be, how to live, and who to love, we can discover what in these stories needs to be revised, thrown out entirely, or recovered. We’ll write about the guiding stories our culture, community, pals, and family reinforce as well as the stories we tell ourselves, all in the name of finding more freedom, joy, and meaning.

11:30 a.m. – Replenishing Movement/Dance

12 – Lunch

1-2 p.m. – Roots & Wings of the Creative Life: You Out in the World, with Kelley and Caryn: Writers, musicians, artists and others often find they must put themselves out there, sharing their voice and vision. We’ll talk about ways in which we’ve learned to share our work and what’s behind that work while remaining true to who we are and our callings. Along the say, we’ll talk about soulful and authentic marketing and follow-up, and there will be time for discussion and questions.

2-6 p.m. – Free time (including massage appointments with Rachel Craeger, 2-6 p.m.)

Laura Ramberg & Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg Up a Tree

4:30-5:30 — Poetry in Motion Yoga — Caryn

6 p.m. – Dinner

7:30-8:30 p.m. – An Intimate Concert with Kelley Hunt

9-10 p.m. – Open mic and jam session

Tuesday, May 12

8 a.m. – Breakfast

9-11:30 a.m. – Breaking Through: Singing & songwriting, with Kelley: Each workshop will combine both songwriting and singing, giving us more opportunities to dive into both mediums the very first session, and will include reviewing the basic building blocks of writing a song then getting started on our own, safe & easy vocal warm-ups and group singing. Whether you’re already an accomplished songwriter & singer or just getting started, we’ll focus on ways to break through to your next level of both! As Les Brown says, “You cannot be wimpy out there on the dream-seeking trail. Dare to break through barriers, to find your own path.”*

11:30 a.m. – Replenishing Movement/ Dance – Caryn

12 – Lunch

1-2 p.m. – Canoeing (small fee)

2-6 p.m. – Free time (including massage)

6 p.m. – Dinner

7:30-8:30 p.m. – An Intimate Reading with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, featuring poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction.

9 p.m. – Dance Party

 Wednesday, May 13

8 a.m. – Breakfast

9-11:30 a.m. – Writing into the Miraculous, with Caryn: “Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see,” C.S. Lewis writes, and in our own writing, we will flirt with, dwell in, visit, and explore the miracles close at hand in our history, opportunities, callings, and wonderments. Through drawing on the power of writing to deep our observations and expand our peripheral vision, we will write our ways into the truly miraculous within and around our lives.

11:30 a.m. – Replenishing Movement/Dance

12 – Lunch

1-2 p.m. – Roots & Wings of the Creative Life: Taking Care of Ourselves, with Kelley and Caryn: Being an artist requires of ourselves immense clarity, discipline, and action when it comes to tender and fierce self-care. We’ll share some of what we’ve learned on the eternal road of self-care, especially how to balance the work and thrill of our art with the work and thrill of our health. There will be space for reflecting on what self-care is for each of us, and sharing strategies, experiences, and lessons.

2-6 p.m. – Free time (including massage)

6 p.m. – Dinner

7:30 p.m. –Collaborative Performance with Kelley Hunt & Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg10320374_10203692823820476_1696436664662162844_n

Thursday, May 14

8 a.m. – Breakfast

9-11:30 a.m. - Going to the Next Level: Singing and Songwriting, with Kelley: During this session we’ll explore new ways to take both your song and singing up a notch, including even more advanced singing techniques, singing new songs, and fun ways to hone in on starting, editing, and finishing our song(s). We’ll find the tools we need to inspire us to keep creating, singing, and writing throughout the year & take it all to the next level!*

11:30 a.m. – Replenishing Movement/Dance – Caryn

12 – Lunch

1-5:30 p.m. – Free time

5:30 p.m. – Special dinner

8 p.m. – A Celebration of Ourselves: Readings and Performances Solo and Choral with all participants ready to share their work

Friday, May 15

8 a.m. — Breakfast

9-11 a.m. — Closing circle, pictures and farewells.

Sandy Snook, Amy Nixon, and BV participant Stephanie Moore

Sandy Snook, Amy Nixon, and BV participant Stephanie Moore

Staff: We are thrilled to have Sandy Snook and Amy Nixon on board to welcome participants and help them find balance and homecoming throughout the week. A little on each of them: Sandy Snook: Because of Brave Voice, Sandy came to recognize her inner artist. She fell into the practice of journaling and poetry through the encouragement and acceptance of fellow BVD’s. Sandy’s got a passion for Carl Jung, social justice, good conversation, storytelling, remaking old stuff, and learning as she goes. Amy Nixon is an award-winning poet and songwriter who enjoys SoulCollage(R), antiquing, and anything artsy. What keeps her coming back to Brave Voice is the dynamic community that is created among the participants each year.

Afternoon Arts & Activities: Each afternoon features a stretch of open space and time for you to write, sing, create (art supplies will be available), walk, boat, do yoga, nap, or take field trips by foot or car (maps to interesting sites will be available).

Massage: We are honored to have Rachel Creager Ireland, a massage therapist from Prairie Fire Spa in Strong City, on site for some of the afternoons if you wish to sign up for a massage (additional charge paid directly to massage therapist).

Consultations: Kelley or Caryn are available for 20-minute consultations (late afternoon) throughout the week to discuss a song, poem, story, marketing or career or performing idea or opportunity, or anything else related to writing, singing, songwriting, performing, publishing, making a living through the arts, etc.

In-Depth Consultation: Kelley and Caryn offer a limited number of in-depth consultations (50 minutes long) at Brave Voice for an additional fee. See registration for details.

*Workshop titles for 2014 event; stay tuned for 2015 workshop themes.



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