Upcoming events

    • 7 Mar 2021
    • 7:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

    Open Mic: Elana Bell

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    Join Zach Katz MHC-LP, MSED on Sunday, March 7th at 7:00 ET for a fun night of poetry, spoken word, music, and/or storytelling from the comfort of your own home! Each night of NAPT's Virtual Open Mic will begin with a featured poet or musician, followed by an open mic. Our featured poet for this month is Elana Bell. 

    Elana Bell is a poet, sound practitioner, and creative guide. The author of Mother Country (BOA Editions 2020), poems about fertility, motherhood, and mental illness, Bell is the founder of the Mother-Artist Salon. Her debut collection of poetry, Eyes, Stones (LSU Press 2012), received the 2011 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. Elana is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, the Edward Albee Foundation, and the Brooklyn Arts Council. Her writing has appeared in AGNI, Harvard Review, and the Massachusetts Review, among others. She was an inaugural finalist for the Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism, an award that recognizes and honors a poet who is doing innovative and transformative work at the intersection of poetry and social change. In addition to facilitating her own Creative Fire workshops, Elana teaches poetry to actors at the Juilliard School and sings with the Resistance Revival Chorus, a group of womxn activists and musicians committed to bringing joy and song to the resistance movement. 

    Sunday, March  7, 2021

    7:00 PM ET

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    • 14 Mar 2021
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    Author's Corner: Bridgit Dengel Gaspard

    Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021

    Time: 4:00 PM ET

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    The National Association of Poetry Therapy’s Author’s Corner hosts a wide array of writers and poets who will share their latest and favorite works and collections. In addition to a delightful evening of readings, interviews, and discussions, participants will be treated to a writing prompt inspired by the featured author’s works. We are thrilled to be able to bring to you Bridgit Dengel Gaspard this month.

    Bridgit Dengel Gaspard, LCSW, is the author of The Final 8th: Enlist Your Inner Selves To Accomplish Your Goals, published by New World Library whose authors include Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Shakti Gawain, Joseph Campbell and Jean Houston. Bridgit is a former performer who earned a master’s degree from Columbia University and is a Master Trainer and Founder of the New York Voice Dialogue Institute. She has taught Voice Dialogue and Creativity Practices at numerous professional settings including Omega Institute, Expressive Therapies Summit, New York Open Center, Conscious Life Expo/LA and many more. She lives in New York City, where she maintains a thriving private practice. For more information: www.nyvoicedialogue.com

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jud1qajoQPKkjs3j2cY-cA

    • 7 Apr 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 11 Apr 2021
    • 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    We are delighted to have you join us for our 2021 virtual conference! 

    If you have a paid membership, please be sure to log in to receive your conference discounts! You can join prior to registering.

    If you refer a new member or attendee who attends our conference, you will receive a $25 rebate off your registration. There is a place to designate referrals during the registration process.

    If you are registering for a full day or the entire 3 day conference, you have access to everything, but please check those workshops you know you definitely will be attending so the presenters can have an idea of their numbers and also in case they wish to send materials out in advance.  

    More information on registration and the conference can be found on our Welcome & Conference Information Page --> click here

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    Links for the conference and workshops and instructions will be sent out the week preceding the conference. 

    Please use the links below to view our Conference at a Glance on our website or as a PDF. 

    Click here to view our NAPT 2021 Conference at a Glance on our website.

    Click here to download our NAPT 2021 Conference at a Glance.

    If you have any questions about registration, please go to our About Registration on the Welcome Page or contact cftang58@gmail.com

    • 2 May 2021
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    Open Mic: Neil Silberblatt

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    Join Zach Katz MHC-LP, MSED on Sunday, May 2nd at 7:00 ET for a fun night of poetry, spoken word, music, and/or storytelling from the comfort of your own home! Each night of NAPT's Virtual Open Mic will begin with a featured poet or musician, followed by an open mic. Our featured poet for this month is Neil Silberblatt.

    Neil Silberblatt is the founder/director of Voices of Poetry and the host/administrator of the Voices of Poetry group page on Facebook (which, at last count, had almost 9,300 members around the globe). Since 2012, he has curated and presented more than 400 poetry events at various venues in MA, CT, NY & NJ, including Provincetown Art Association & Museum; The Rubin Museum of Art, McNally Jackson Books and Jefferson Market Library in NYC; The Mount / Edith Wharton's home in Lenox, MA; and Chesterwood in Stockbridge, MA. Those events have featured acclaimed poets - including former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky & Pulitzer Prize winner Frank Bidart - as well as those who have not (yet) published a word.

    Neil's poems have appeared in numerous print & online literary journals and anthologies, including Plume Poetry Journal, Mom Egg Review, Lily Poetry Review, Tiferet Journal, American Journal of Poetry, and Tikkun Daily. His poem, Burnt Offering, was selected by Mass. Poetry as their 'Poem of the Moment'. His work has also been selected for various anthologies, including Collateral Damage (Pirene's Fountain) and Culinary Poems (Glass Lyre Press). He is the author of several poetry collections: So Far, So Good and Present Tense. His most recent poetry collection - Past Imperfect (Nixes Mate Books, 2018) - was nominated for the Mass. Book Award in Poetry. He has been nominated several times for a Pushcart Prize and, In his spare time, battles Stage IV metastatic colon cancer.

    Sunday, May 2, 2021, 7:00 PM ET

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