Join us 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sat., April 13th for a Brave Voice retreat on the prairie at a private home just south of Lawrence, Kansas. We’ll write, sing, and otherwise explore and celebrate what we have to say to ourselves and the world. The home has comfortable corners, tables, and perches where you can write indoors as well as a large deck and screened porch for outdoor writing, and weather-permitting, Ken Lassman, author of Wild Douglas County, will lead a short nature walk in this prairie oasis. The day culminates in a collaborate private performance of original songs and poetry by Kelley & Caryn, and a Coffeehouse of Wonder, which gives you the opportunity to share writing or music you’ve created. See all the details here.


Photo by Jai Radhika Devi Dasi

14th Annual Brave Voice May 19-24, 2019

Join us Sunday, May 19-24, 2019 for six days of immersing yourself into your creative spirit in the heart of the Flint Hills near Council Grove, KS. This is a great retreat for writers (of poetry, fiction, drama, non-fiction, journalism, memoir, etc.), or musicians of any kind, or anyone who wants to start writing and/of making music. Mornings are devoted to writing, songwriting and singing workshops (no experience necessary); afternoons for relaxing, wandering, getting a massage, creating art, music and writing; and evenings for inspiring performances. White Memorial Camp is on a peninsula in the middle of Council Grove lake, surrounded by hills and sky. Click here for more information. Register here. 2019 Brave Voice, May 19-24, 2019, is sold out, but fear not! We may well have some cancellations. To be added to the waiting list, please contact Caryn.


About Brave Voice: We know how opening our voice through writing, singing and songwriting enhances our lives and communities. In addition to workshops and retreats, we offer collaborative performances featuring Kelley’s & Caryn’s co-written songs, Kelley’s music, and Caryn’s poetry, and in-services, consulting and workshops for businesses, organizations and institutions. Kelley Hunt, an internationally-renowned singer-songwriter, has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe, solo and with the Kelley Hunt band, and she has released four critically-acclaimed albums. Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, the Poet Laureate of Kansas, is a poet and writer with nineteen books in print (including poetry, memoir, a novel, a non-fiction book, a writing guide, and anthologies), and she founded Transformative Language Arts at Goddard College.

Please consider donations to support scholarships for Brave Voice. All funds donated will be used exclusively to help others attend our annual retreat. 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.