Join me for an online group, one on one workshop, classes, or guest speaker presentation! Learn new tools, techniques, prompts, and ways to unblock your creativity. Fnd energy insight and direction for your dreams. Learn personalsymbols to study and find meaning in your dreams. Contact me for availability and how many people are joining you.


  • Prayer & Creativity

  • Women who Pray

  • Ecumenical Prayer

  • Prayer Beads & Knots

  • Creative Callings: Called to Prayer

  • Creative Callings: Artists of the Bible

  • Praying the Beatitudes
  • Short Prayers

  • Prayer Walking


  • "How to Catch a Poem: Creativity for Poets

  • Creative Biography: Tell Your Story

  • Hands Out: Five ways to Revise a Poem

  • Narrative Poetry: Portrait Poems

  • Dream Landscape Poems 

  • Devotional Writing

  • Long Story Short: Short Story Writing

  • Time Capsule Writing 

  • Hands Out: Making Your Poetry Book in Five weeks



  • Creativity for Artists

  • Artivism: What's your Message?

  • Creative Practice: Art Organization

  • Creating Your Art

  • Artist Statements & Mission Statements

  • Dream Landscape: Abstract Art v. Symbolism


  • "How to Catch a Dream: Dream Journal

  • Creative Dreaming

  • Hands Out: Five ways to Dream Journal

  • Remembered Dreams: Direction, Energy, Insight

  • Dream Landscape: How to Study Your Dreams

  • Dreamers from the Bible

  • Long Story Short: Short Story Writing
  • Time Capsule Writing 


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

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

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

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

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

NC/ Northland Cathedral, "The Word: Creativity in Dark Times." August 2020 Featured Speaker/ & Video. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

InterUrban ArtHouse, Coffee Talk, "Imagination: Overcoming our Creative Blocks," Featured Guest of the Month, March 2019

New Mark Middles School 7th Grade "Creative Writing & Publishing," Guest Speaker, Spring 2019

Paper Birch Landing, "Artist’s Speak: Jurors Talk." Kansas City, MO. March 2016

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

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

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

KC Public Library, SCBWI KS & MO, "How to have a Writers' Group- for Inspiration & Critique." KC. 2016

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

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

SOYI, Letter to a Young Poet: Conflict in Short Story, Published in an annual journal.San Francisco, CA. 2014
Park University AAUW, "Creativity," Panel Discussion, Parkville, MO.2012
NC Writers Club Members, "Poetry and Imagination: Dream Landscape," Kansas City, MO  2012

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

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

Contact Me
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Artist Talk

Thank you so much for all your time and care taken with C . . . . You've inspired her!

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Women's Ministry

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.

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Jan jensen Artists

Working with you has been just a delight! I like the way you think!


Author/ Editor

In writers group the other night, I got to share what you taught me about . . . filtering the story through unnecessary language, creating distance between the reader and the experience . . . . no one could tell him exactly what he did to keep us at arm's length. I got to share with them what you taught me, and a lightbulb when off in many peoples' heads.

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I reworked this poem with your suggestions in mind.  The poem seemed to work better ....  made me feel more powerful.  

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North Kansas City, MO  64116. USA

(816) 507-4193

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