Catch the Fire: Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ……………………… xi
Introduction …………………………

Part 1: The Call for Creative Community

1. The Creative Imperative ………………….. 11
2. An Arts-Based Model for Change ……………… 25
3. The Creative Spark …………………….. 45

Part 2: Six elements of the Community experience

4. Powerful Beginnings: Building a Community ……….. 61
5. Theme-Based Sessions: Bringing Learning Alive ………. 87
6. Engaged Reflection: Making Sense of It All …………. 105
7. Community Arts Happenings: Becoming Creators of Culture .. 119
8. Conscious Closing: Optimizing the Learning ………… 137
9. Empowering Performance: Getting Our Voices into the World .. 151

Part 3: Creative facilitator’s Playbook

10. Say It with Art: Visuals Arts and Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
11. Paint with Words: Creative Writing and Poetry ……….. 185
12. Raise the Curtain: Theater Improvisation ………….. 201
13. Imagine Change: Issues-Oriented Theater …………. 225
14. Share Our Stories: Storytelling and Witnessing ……….. 233
15. Join the Chorus: Music, Rhythm and Dance ………… 245

Part 4: Facilitation tools

16. Building on Strengths ……………………. 267
17. Working with Diverse Groups ……………….. 273
18. Facilitating Across Generations ………………. 283
19. Creative Facilitation Checklist ……………….. 289

Afterword …………………………. 291
Notes ……………………………. 293
Index ……………………………. 297
About PYE …………………………. 306
About the Authors ……………………… 307

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