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AEPL’s 2012 Summer Conference

Announcing AEPL’s 2012 Summer Conference
Inviting the Edge:
Mindfulness in the Writing Classroom and Beyond
June 28-July 1, 2012
Estes Park, Colorado
Featured Speaker: Doug Hesse
This conference will explore how mindfulness can transform our teaching, our learning, our thinking, our writing, and our ways of being in the world. In addition to reflecting intellectually on the conference theme, participants will have opportunities to experience various mindfulness practices.

“Mindfulness” can be a map for exploring “the edge” in meaningful human relations with attention, presence, and awareness. Its practices foster inner and interpersonal harmony, but they can also provide a rhetoric and a politics that mine chaos and discomfort, and negotiate difference and disagreement.