Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fourth International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry

 Fourth International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry
 October 23-26, 2013
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Poetic Inquiry: Resonant Voices

The hosts of the Fourth International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry, (Lynn Butler-Kisber, McGill University, Mary Stewart, LEARN Quebec, and John J. Guiney Yallop, Acadia University) welcome proposals for papers to be considered for presentation at the Symposium. We invite submissions that, through a range of lenses, will broaden and deepen our thinking about research, representation, social justice, and inclusion.  We encourage texts that illustrate possibilities, advocate for silenced voices, and address challenges and tensions.

 Sessions will be held at the Avmor Gallery in Old Montreal with other special events planned. The Symposium will open on Wednesday evening, October 23, 2013, with a Welcome Reception and Registration. Thursday and Friday will be full days of sessions, with planned evening events. The conference will conclude on Saturday after morning sessions and a Closing Activity. Consider staying for an extra night, or longer, in beautiful Montreal. We hope that the collaborative sharing at this conference will validate and inspire our poetic practices.

Submissions should include an abstract of not more than 250 words with a brief bio for each participant not exceeding 50 words. Any citations and references should follow the format of APA 6th Edition. Submissions should be sent to:  The submission deadline is October 31, 2012. Acceptances will be sent to authors in February, 2013.

 Please note:

1. In order to respect the established and intimate nature of this symposium, and to continue the practice of only consecutive sessions, the number of accepted papers will be limited.

2. Presenters are limited to participating in one paper only.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Research Topic of Acadia Keynote

I am pleased to share excerpts from the Arts Based Research Network Symposium keynote address "Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Research, A New Pond of Interdisciplinary Opportunity" presented  October 5, 2012 at Acadia University, Nova Scotia. The symposium was opened by Dr. Tom Herman, Vice President Academic  and Dr. David MacKinnon Dean Research and Graduate Studies with an introduction by Dr. John J. Guiney Yallop.  
The Arts Based Research Network at Acadia  is a multi-faculty cross-disciplinary network including the Faculties of Arts, Professional Studies, and Science.   This is the kind of meaningful and cooperative connection that is so important in our interdisciplinary work and it was an honour to represent The International Journal of The Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice IJCAIP and present research from the two books in our CAIP Research Series, Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice and Creative Arts in Research for Community and Cultural Change.
Access the keynote address here:

 Executive Editor, Publisher International Journal of The Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice IJCAIP
Editor CAIP Research text Series, Upcoming 2013 "Creative Arts in Humane Medicine"