from the desk of mary batson: author, speaker, storyteller, and apple butter fan   


Mary offers workshops, circles and discussion groups throughout the year, and is available
for readings, speaking engagements or performances at conferences and special events.
Booking Inquiries

NThe below includes listings for several local restorative justice organizations, groups,
and events. There are some amazing things going on along the Missouri/Kansas line!

19 March
Earth Hospice: Circle for the Mother. 1p-3p, LaBenita Park, Kansas City, MO. Hosted by Mary Batson and Brian Pigg. More info.
First Fri
EMPOWER Missouri First Friday Forum. Formerly Missouri Association for Social Welfare. Forum topics vary monthly. Comedy Club, Westport, KCMO. More info.
First Tues
Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (MADP), monthly chapter meeting. 6:30 PM, All Souls UU Church, Kansas City, MO. More info.
Neighborhood Accountability Boards (Private). Via the Center for Conflict Resolution. Christian Fellowship Baptist. Weekly/PRN. Kansas City, MO
Center for Conflict Resolution. Kansas City, MO. CCR provides mediation services, facilitation, and non-violent conflict resolution training to individuals, schools, and organizations. More info.
Reaching Out From Within, Lansing Medium Correctional Facility, Lansing, KS. Weekly meetings. Program information.
Sat, June 6
Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespeare Production - Arts in Prison, Lansing Medium Correctional Facility, Lansing, KS. Program information.
Thurs, May 21
Circles of Transformation, Western Missouri Correctional Center, Cameron, MO. Watch: About the Circles.
Women's Circles (Private). Resonate? Drop us a line. North Kansas City, MO
Dec 17
Gift of the Magi. Storytelling for the Holidays, Precious Blood Center, Liberty, MO
Dec 16
Home for Christmas - Storytelling, Laurel Club, Community of Christ Auditorium, Independence, MO
Oct 29
Revealing the Shadow - Workshop, Reaching Out From Within, Lansing Medium Correctional Facility, Lansing, KS. Program information.
Oct 11
Transitions - Workshop. Series: Days of Prayer and Reflection. Precious Blood Center, Liberty, MO
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