Blue Ridge Reflections:
NAPT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly on Black Mountain
Blue Ridge Reflections: Word-Paths for Growth and Healing
The YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly retreat center is a full-service conference center situated on 1200 acres of woodland beautified by mountain streams, wildflowers, ridges, valleys and spectacular views.
This mountain vista lends itself to poetry, story, and NAPT’S quest for enhanced well being, self-reflection, personal and professional growth.
APT Highlights at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly:
We welcome you to our conference in April and have the following key events in place so far:
Keynote Speaker: Caryn Miriam-GoldbergOn Friday morning, enjoy Keynote Speaker Caryn Miriam-Goldberg, respected American poet, novelist, non-fiction write, songwriter, and founder of Transformative Language Arts at Goddard College, honored as the third Kansas Poet Laureate (2009–2013)
Keynote Poet: Laura Hope-Gill
On Saturday afternoon, Laura will offer a one hour interactive workshop after lunch.
Thursday night Welcoming Event:
***PRIOR to the annual National Association for Poetry Therapy Conference on APRIL 20-22, 2015, Peggy Osna Heller, PhD, LCSW, PTR and the Wordsworth Center will present “We Are Pilgrims”a professional training seminar for all practitioners of healing through the written word to be held at Blue Ridge Assembly Black Mountain, NC. This intensive is approved for peer credit training hours by the International Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy. For more information about discounts and to register separately for this event go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-are-pilgrims-professional-training-in-bibliopoetry-therapy-tickets-14077051841
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