Crystal Salt


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. Find energy insight and direction. Contact me for availability and how many people are joining you.


Client 7

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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Past Speaking Opportunities

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