Our Events: Symposiums and Conferences

Each year, around the spring season, the EACWP celebrates its a Symposium. And each two years, closed to the annual symposium, the EACWP celebrates an International Pedagogical Conference.

For both events one of the institutional members of the association works as coordinador, and all the representants from each institution meet in an European city. Here you can find the information about our next Symposium and, as well, the past information about the last ones. The Symposiums are open to current members or, in some cases, supported candidates in the way to be a new member. Contact us for more information!

2020-Arnhem: XVI Symposium

After the pandemic difficulties, our current and new members will meet for evaluating the on-going projects of the past years and create new strategic bonds for bilateral and multilateral cooperation. The last day is scheduled for pedagogical sharing and exchange.

The event will take place in Arnhem and hosted by ArtEZ Creative Writing from October, 12th to 14th (arrivals on the 11th and departures on the 15th).

  • Call of papers for the pedagogical programme (closed since September, 15th)
  • Symposium schedule (will be published in September 2022)
  • Registration form is already open until October, 5th (2022)

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    2021-Norwich: V International Pedagogical Conference

    As Europe is still enduring the corona pandemic, our V International Pedagogical Conference will celebrated under the on-line format (our first virtual conference ever), taking place from May, 21-23 (2021), thanks to the organisational efforts and support of our British partners from University of East Anglia (UEA).

    Registration is already open for worldwide participants!

    2019-Barcelona: XV Symposium

    The 2019 Symposium was celebrated in Barcelona, hosted by Escola d´Escriptura, from April 22nd to April 26th (2019).

    2018-Brussels: XIV Symposium and IV International Pedagogical Conference

    The 2018 Symposium was celebrated in Brussels (Belgium), hosted by Creatief Schrijven. Last September, Creatief Schrijven became the common set for performing two of our most important EACWP events: our annual symposium and our biennial International Pedagogical Conference.

    2017-Vienna: XIII Symposium

    The 2017 Symposium was was celebrated in Vienna (Austria), from May the 25th to May the 28th. The host institution was schule für dichtung (vienna poetry school, sfd).

    2016-Torino: XII Symposium and III International Pedagogical Conference

    The 2015 Symposium was celebrated in Torino, hosted by Scuola Holden. From September the the 21st to the 24th, Scuola Holden became the common set for performing two of our most important EACWP events: our annual symposium and our biennial International Pedagogical Conference.

    2015-Madrid: XI Symposium

    The 2015 Symposium was celebrated in Madrid, hosted by Escuela de Escritores. From May the 27th to May the 31st.

    2014, Paris: X Symposium

    From the 12th to the 14th of June, the EACWP celebrated in Paris its Xth symposium along with its 10th anniversary. The canddles were unanimously blown at the Marie du Xème town hall in Saint Martin and the birthday song was sung in nine different languages. The three days event was organised by both of our French institutional members: Aleph-Écriture and Ateliers d’écriture Elisabeth Bing.

    2014, Orivesi & Jyväskylä: II International Pedagogical Conference

    From the 21st to the 25th of October (2014), Orivesi College of Arts, University of Jyväskyla and the Writers’ Union of Central Finland organise, host and celebrate  the EACWP II International Conference. More information

    2013, Orivesi: IX Symposium

    From the 30th of May to the 1st of June (2013) the EACWP celebrated the IX Symposium at the Orivesi College of Arts in Finland. More information

    2012, Vienna: VIII Symposium

    From the 31st of May to the 2nd of June (2012) the EACWP celebrated the VII Symposium at the schule für dichtung in Austria. One of the highlights of the meeting was welcoming two new members to the Association: Les Ateliers dʼecriture Élisabeth Bing of Paris and the Creative Writing Program of Maastricht University. During the EACWP symposium, the Vienna Poetry School/schule für dichtung celebrated its creation for 20 years. More information

    2012, Paris: I International Pedagogical Conference

    On the 8th and 9th of November the I International  Pedagogical Conference was hosted in Paris by our colleagues from Aleph-Écriture. The initiative was focused on a preliminary question: How do we teach creative writing? More information

    2011, Torino: VII Symposium

    2010, Madrid: VI Symposium

    The ENCWP VI Symposium was celebrated in Madrid, at Escuela de Escritores, from September 9th to September 11st 2010. Half of the sessions were programmed to work together and take decisions for the network organization and future projects, and the other half were dedicated to network school´s and institutions presentations about their methodologies, with the gain to know each other much better and learn from our different experiences.