KIRJALLISUUSTERAPIAKONFERENSSI Budapestissa 4.-5.10.2024. Call for papers.

Encounters, Paths and Challenges in Troubled Times

1st European Biblio/Poetry Therapy Conference 2024
Date: October 4th – 5th 2024
Venue: MagNet Közösségi Ház, 1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 98. HUNGARY

”Life is a constant search for belonging and meaning. Biblio/poetry therapy offers safe places for supportive, helping relationships and communities, encounters and self-reflections where people have the opportunity to tackle their own subject matters. In recent years, during the most hopeless times of the pandemic and war – as Rilke says in his 1st Duino Elegie – people felt insecure and didn’t know where to turn for help in searching for belonging and meaning. Because of these collective crises, people have become more focused on big existential issues that make people aware of their own existence and encourage them to clarify their relationship to fundamental questions and values leading to a personal change and a more authentic life.

In recent times, crises and challenges facing our world and our daily lives have made various forms of therapeutic and mental health support methods more popular, including art therapies. Specifically, biblio/poetry therapy is more in demand than ever.”

Deadline for paper and workshop proposals: April 15th 2024

Registration for participants opening: April 30, 2024.

2-days conference participation (presentations and workshops), lunch, dinner, refreshments and all materials included.

Early bird fee (deadline: May 30, 2024): 240 EUR

Regular fee (after May 30, 2024): 270 EUR