Journal Conference 2016

Pioneering the Next 30 Years
May 19-22, Kanuga Conference Center, near Asheville, NC

Kay Adams is celebrating her 30th year as a pioneer in the field of journal therapy and journal writing. Join us for Journal Conference 2016 as we gather with the pioneers of the past, present, and future! It's a four-day celebration of All Things Journal, starting with optional pre-conference workshops on Thursday, May 19 (see below for our outstanding selection of Writing All-Stars in half-day workshops) and continuing with a bounty of 90-minute and 3-hour breakout workshops. You'll also enjoy two keynote speakers and two evenings of Writing with the All-Stars! **Enter CJT2016 when prompted for a discount code for $40 off the standard rate.** (if you have been given a different discount code, use it instead.)

DAY PASSES are now available. Each is $250 plus commute meal ticket/facility fee. Enter the appropriate discount code:
DAYPASS-1: Thurs nite reception through Fri Writing With All-Stars
DAYPASS-2: Fri nite All-Stars through Sat nite All-Stars (most popular)
DAYPASS-3: All day Sat through Sun adjournment

This Conference is for YOU, if You Are:

·        A journal writer of any level of experience

·        A therapist, coach, facilitator, or helping professional who uses journals with clients

·        A teacher or instructor of writing or journal writing

·        A student/alumni at the Therapeutic Writing Institute, a member of the Journalverse, or a certified instructor of Journal to the Self® workshops

·        Interested in the use of journal writing for healing, growth, and change


Keynote Speakers:

·        Kay Adams, speaking on her reflections of thirty years as a pioneer in journal therapy

·        Natasha Trethewey, 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner and 2012-14 US Poet Laureate


Pre-Conference Workshops (Thursday, May 19):

·        Christina Baldwin, author of Life’s Companion and Storycatcher

·        Ann Linnea, author of Deep Water Passage and partner with Christina Baldwin in PeerSpirit®

·        Judy Reeves, the Lively Muse, author of A Writer’s Book of Days and Wild Women, Wild Writing

·        Richard Gold, author of Writing with At-Risk Youth and founder/director of the Pongo Teen Writing Project

·        Linda Joy Myers, author of The Power of Memoir and founder/director of the National Association for Memoir Writers

·        Afternoon trip to Carl Sandburg’s home, including a guided tour, writing, sharing, relaxing on the grounds


Plus, Your Registration Includes:

·        Your choice of a wealth of 90-minute breakout sessions and three-hour depth presentations from some of the top thinkers, leaders, and practitioners in the field

·        Opening (wine and cheese) (sparkling water and dessert) (beer and pretzels) reception Thursday evening

·        Writing with the All-Stars Friday and Saturday nights

·        All programming on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning


Plus, Housing:

·        You'll share housing in charming cottages, most of which have comfortably furnished, screened-in front porches. All meals are included in your very reasonable lodging fee. It's like summer camp for journal writers!

·        Housing costs at Kanuga are: Shared twin room, Thurs-Fri-Sat nights, $320. Single room (limited availability), Thurs-Fri-Sat nights, $416. Add Wednesday night for pre-conference workshops, $105.

·        For those traveling with family or who prefer a more traditional hotel arrangement, we have reserved a room block at the Mountain Inn, about 10 or 15 minutes outside of Kanuga. Shuttles will be provided.


Plus, Travel:

·        There are four airports that serve Kanuga. Asheville (AVL) is the closest; within approximately an hour's drive are either Tri-Cities (TRI) or Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP); about two hours away is Charlotte International Airport (CLT). Here is Kanuga's webpage on travel; scroll down for flight information.

·        Getting to Kanuga: A shuttle between Kanuga and the Ashebille airport is available for $25 each way. Reservations must be made with Kanuga. This is only available for those who are staying at Kanuga



Continuing Education

·        The Center for Journal Therapy has been approved as a provider of continuing education (ACEP #5782) for the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). Application is being made to the National Association for Social Workers (NASW). Programs that are not eligible for CE hours will be identified. The ACEP is responsible for all aspects of the program.

·        Application is pending with the National Association for Social Workers (NASW). Final approval is expected on or around late April.

For a PDF of the complete conference program, CLICK HERE

For a PDF of the conference FAQ, CLICK HERE

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