VI International Seminar on Fairytale and Storytelling Therapy 2020 – Call for Proposals


VI International Seminar on Fairytale and Storytelling Therapy 2020 - Call for Proposals

24-28 March 2020

Call for Proposals – open till 31 July 2019

„Inside each of us is a natural-born storyteller, waiting to be released.”

Robin Moore

‘Sintra is Europe’s most beautiful farewell, when it finally meets the sea’ Vergílio Ferreira

Sintra and its magic will host another International Seminar on Fairytale and Storytelling Therapy organised by Moonluza.

Our sixth gathering will take place from 24 to 28 March 2020. It will be another opportunity to bring together specialists, academics, therapists, storytellers and other enthusiasts of fairy-tales and storytelling, and their therapeutic and healing potential.

As in previous years the Seminar has the institutional support and patronage of the Municipality of Sintra, the Institute for the Study and Tradition of Nova University of Lisbon and the National Center of Culture.

Due to its international character the Seminar will be held in English, however during our Storytelling evenings all languages and all stories are welcome…

To know more about the previous editions visit Past Projects

Call for Proposals

Our programmes are built around the fantastic proposals that reach us every year. The presenters of the chosen proposals will be free of any fee regarding the Seminar attendance and we hope to provide transfers from Lisbon Airport to Sintra. However the costs of transportation/flights and accommodation must be covered by the presenters themselves. In many cases there is the possibility of financial support from the represented Institution/University/Company and we are happy to provide the confirmation/invitation letter in order to help with application for the grants.

We invite proposals for presentations and workshops on fairy-tale and storytelling therapy.

Proposal forms should be submitted by 31 July 2019 to the following email address:

Proposals and presentations must be in English.

Components of the Proposal:

Title and author

Short summary

Keyword Set

Font: Calibri 11

Proposals forms are available HERE

PRESENTERS FEES (accommodation and Welcome and Gala Dinner) are available HERE

About the Organiser


Adriana Jurczyk Duarte took her Master’s Degree in Philology at the University of Wrocław, Poland. For the last thirteen years she has spent her life on the Sunny Coast of Portugal with her husband, daughter and two dogs. She divides her life between Portugal, where she lives and Poland, which she misses. This nostalgia led her to discover and actually experience the fairy-tale therapy for herself, through writing a fairy-tale based in legends from her home village and mountains. Writing the story was her way to travel back to her home mountains, forests and rivers of beautiful southern Poland. Letting imagination run free, it made a bridge between childhood haven and her new homeland of Portugal and the magical, inspirational town of Sintra, which she fell in love with.

Creating her own fairy-tale became her therapy and helped shape her own place in Portugal, which is her cultural and touristic company ‘Moonluza’. One of Adriana’s first and dearest projects is the International Seminar on fairy-tale and Storytelling Therapy, based, of course, in Sintra….

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