June 16, 2008

NAPT Annual Conference 2009: Call for Proposals
The National Association for Poetry Therapy (NAPT) invites you to submit an original workshop proposal for our 29th Annual Conference, “Embracing Poetic Expression: Creative Pathways for Self, Community, and the World,” to be held April 15-19, 2009, at the Crowne Plaza National Airport Hotel in Arlington, VA (Our Nation’s Capital).

We invite proposals for 60-, 90- and 120- minute workshops covering any aspect of the use of poetry, literature, journaling, creative writing, storytelling, performing and expressive arts, and related fields. As we will be very close to Washington, DC and The Mall, workshop proposals that involve movement and/or walking excursions beyond the hotel walls will be especially well received. Panel discussions and poster sessions are also welcome. There will be fees for A/V equipment such as CD players, LCD projectors, etc., so please keep presentations as simple as possible, i.e. flip charts instead of PowerPoint, etc. Please note that presenting is on a volunteer basis only. There is no compensation whatsoever for presenting. The deadline for workshop, poster session, and panel discussion proposals is September 1, 2008.
Those who have successfully offered an NAPT conference workshop in the past are welcome to submit a proposal for pre- and post-conference workshops to be held on Thursday, April 16 and Sunday, April 19.

See: for how to submit proposals.

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