Building on our listening tour series, TAG is proud to present Literary Salons for Teaching Artists: Unveiling the Art of Publication. Join us for a captivating hour of conversation and exploration into the world of teaching artist publications! This online virtual literary salon, hosted by TAG (Teaching Artists Guild), invites you to explore the process of publication and discover the impactful work of teaching artists across the country. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect, learn, and celebrate the literary achievements of teaching artists! Stay tuned for updates and mark your calendars for a literary journey like no other.

February 5th, 2024


Tamara Della Anderson is a multi-talented producer, activist, singer, actor, writer, and director. Her production and direction credits include a film short, Dating Chronicles. Check out new projects at her production company, The Gumbo Lab. She is the curator of the BIPOC Database and Resource Guide for BIPOC, Latinx, and AAPI creatives to connect with available projects. She is also a sought-after public speaker and event singer. More info here.

February 6th, 2024


Marit is the director of Seanse Art Center, based in Volda, Norway, a center supporting quality in arts and for children and youth, and others. From 2004-2017, Seanse has altogether hosted more than 500 artists in residence, 30 conferences, workshops and seminars, and supported and mentored about 250 art productions. Since 2011, Marit has directed Seanse Art Center’s work in bringing Teaching Artist practices to Norway, as a national initiative. 

February 7th, 2024


Jean Johnstone specializes in Arts & Cultural Policy, education and workforce development issues, and international comparative cultural policy. She teaches the Arts and Cultural Policy class at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. She consults on projects related to this work, recently including the CA 100 project and for the Economic & Workforce Development Dept of the City of Oakland.                                                                

February 8th, 2024


Fondly known as Fresh Professor, James Miles, worked as an artist and educator in New York City for 20 years prior to moving to Seattle in 2016. James is a former accountant, model, and actor. James is on the Board of the Frye Art Museum, MoPOP, on the Advisory Board for SXSW EDU, and is a mayoral appointee to the Seattle Arts Commission.                                                                                                                                                  

February 14th, 2024

WITH Maria Schaedler-Luera

Maria is a Brazilian-born educator and artist with extensive work experience and knowledge in theater, music, arts and literacy, and cross-cultural engagement. Maria is an Arts Integration Consultant for National Leader in Arts Integration Focus 5 Inc. and a Drama and Mindfulness TA for the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and the Sarasota Performing Arts Center Foundation.                                                                            

February 20th, 2024


Elise May (she/her) is an independent Teaching Artist/Arts Administrator, actor, singer, writer and storyteller. She has written for Teaching Artist Journal, TAG Quarterly, NYCAIE Roundtable blog, as well as many other publications about her original Arts-in-Education programming, organizations she supports and teaching artist advocacy. 

February 23rd, 2024


As an actor, Eric Booth performed in many plays on Broadway, Off-Broadway and around the U.S. As a businessman, he started a small company, Alert Publishing, that in seven years became the largest of its kind in the U.S. analyzing research on trends in American lifestyles. As an author, he has had five books published. The Everyday Work of Art was a Book of the Month Club selection, and The Music Teaching Artist’s Bible.