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Crystal Salt


Join me for an online group, one on one workshop, classes, or guest speaker presentation! My topics all surround creativity, imagination, faith, and the arts. My goal is for your audience to have new insight,  energy, and direction. Contact me.

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  • Writing Picture Books for Nonprofits & Private Sector, KS/ MO Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, July 2023

  • The Dawn of  Your Inner Creative Artist, Sketchox Auxillary, KCAI, OP, KS 2023

  • Creativity through Symbol, Creativity through Theme, Gathering of Artists, KC, MO 2021, 2022

  • Night Forest Poetry Reading, Swordfish Toms, KC, MO 2022

  • Chatting about Chapbooks, Joco Library Writers Conference, KS, Nov. 2022

  • Place & Power in Narrative Poetry, Joco Library Writers Conference, KS, Nov. 2022

  • Night Forest Poetry Reading, Writer's Place Reading, KC, MO 2022

  • Poetry, You can write it! n Our Own Words, Writers Place & KC Public Schools, Kansas City, MO fourth graders, 2022

  •  Podcasting & VoiceEmporia State University, Emporia, KS 2022

  • Teamwork & the Arts Greenville University, UNIV 401 Students, Greenville, IN 202

  • Live Interviews with PoetsKetchupedia Poetry Radio, one-hour Show, KONN 100.1 FM 30 episodes, weekly. 2021

  • Doorway to Story WorkshopsReconciliation Serves Grandparent Program, KC, MO 2021

  • Doorway to Story Workshop, Joco Library Writers Conference, Kids: Overland Park, KS 2021

  • Inspirations from Symbols  for freewriting and generating ideas, JoCo Library Writers Conference,  Nov 2021

  • Dark Poems bring us into the light, River Front Reading Series, KC, MO Nov. 2020

  • Artist Talk, Art in the Loop, Art on the Line, KC StreetCar Art Tour, Sept 23, 2020

  • Y.U.R. Interesting Online Workshops, Narrative Poetry Workshop, KC, MO Aug 2020

  • Poetry is Reasonable, International Poetry Day, Oasis Group, Kansas City, MO, March 2020

  • Studio Artist Life, KC Art Lounge, Jan Jensen Artists, Dec 2020

  • Hands Out: Five ways to revise a poem, Joco Library Writers Conference, KS, Nov.2020

  • Long Story Short: Publishing short stories, Joco Library Writers Conference, KS 2020

  • Author Panel Discussion: Short Fiction, Mid Continent Public Library Story Center, Liberty, MO 2020

  • Kids: Doorway to Story Workshop, Joco Library Writers Conference, KS 2020

  • The Word: Creativity in Dark Times. NC/ Northland Cathedral, Aug 2020 

  • Dark Poetry for Dark Times, KKFI, ArtSpeak Radio, April 8th, 2020

  • Speaking about Faith. Genesis 1:1, Annual Faith and Art Show Featured Speaker, Feb 22, 2020

  • Creative Practice Workshops for Artists, InterUrban ArtHouse Spring, 2020

  • Creative Callings: Being Made New. NC, Mens' Group,  Presentation of Artist Talks. Winter 2019

  • The Artist Life: Telling Your Story, Mid America Nazarene University Library, Hope Art show, Presentation Fall 2019

  • Creativity & Inspiration for Artists, Designwerx, Gathering of Artists, Guest Speaker, September 2019

  • Creativity, Art & Faith, NC Women, Co-presenter, Spring 2019

  • Blue City Poetry, KKFI, ArtSpeak Radio, Unique Kansas City voices: March 16, 2019

  • Imagination: Overcoming our Creative Blocks, InterUrban ArtHouse, Coffee Talk, , March 2019

  • Creative Writing & Publishing, New Mark Middles School 7th Grade , Spring 2019

  • Artist’s Speak: Jurors TalkNew Mark Middles School 7th Grade Kansas City, MO. March 2016

  • STEAM, not STEM, MCPL Children’s Librarians. Co-presenter, Leawood, KS. 2016

  • Arts Integration, Young Audiences KC, Co-Presenter, YC, MO, April 2015

  • Dreamwork through Memory & Folk Story for Creative Self AwarenessIASD,  Annual Conference Presenter, Research Award presentation, Virginia Beach, VA. 2015

  • How to have a Writers' GroupKC Public Library, SCBWI KS & MO, KC. 2016

  • Creative Nonfiction, Bell Prairie Elementary, SAGE 4th Grade, Kansas City, MO. 2014

  • Letter to a Young Poet: Heart of a Poem, SOYI, Published in an annual journal.San Francisco, CA. 2014

  • Letter to a Young Poet: Conflict in Short StorySOYI, Published in an annual journal. San Francisco, CA. 2014  

  • Creativity, Panel Discussion, Park University AAUW, Parkville, MO.2012 

  • Poetry and Imagination: Dream Landscape, NC Writers Club Members, Kansas City, MO  2012

  • Children’s Book Writing & Illustrating, Northland Art League, Kansas City, MO  2011

  • Earth Day in Kansas City, KC Examiner,  Featured Journalist on Three local Radio Stations, One day tour. Earth Day 2010

Dario, Kingergarden Student

Class Visit

Dear Mrs. McCann, Thank you for coming to visit and sharing your "poums." 

Kierra B., 7th Grader

Class Visit

I was stuck in a place where I had no idea how to publish my novel. You inspired me to continue writing and maybe publish a book one day. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Kierra B.

E.S., Women's Ministry Director


Thank you for your talk... it iwas thought-provoking, appropriate to the theme, and contemporary. (and I've heard great comments from others)! . . . . Thanks for your wonderful contribution to this event.

Panel Discussion

Debra M., AAUW Member, Author

Thank you for joining our panel for the discussion on creativity. Everyone enjoyed the discussion.

Nanci S.


I just want to tell you that the insight that you shared at the conference... has profoundly changed my life. I am still pondering that concept and it's having a deep ripple effect through all areas of my life. I am eternally grateful. THANK YOU!!!


Artist/ Poet

I really enjoyed listening to your interview on Artspeak Radio. I loved your description of universal feminism and what you said about accessing language through writing rather than speaking.

Helen H.

Conference Committee Chair

The reviews from the writing conference are in. You were one of our faculty favorites!

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