On-Campus Writers' Retreat

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Applications due by Friday, May 4, 2012.
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The Center for Writing and Faculty Development will be offering a 1-week on-campus retreat from June 4 - 8, 2012 for faculty and staff to make substantial progress on their writing projects. The retreat will provide a quiet space on campus where you can establish your individual workspace and write among other focused, productive faculty. Participants will bring all materials needed for their projects (including laptops if they’d like), and spread out for the week at tables in a room which will be secured at the end of the day. This is not an opportunity for research; in fact, you’ll need to refrain from accessing the Internet or your email so that you can focus on writing and revising. This is also not a workshop, although opportunities for individual support will be available.

The first morning, the group will convene and individuals will describe specific goals for the day. We’ll write until lunch and then break to eat and socialize. At the end of the day, participants will reflect on their progress and report to the group. You’ll have access to resources on writing in the Center for Writing including if you choose afternoon individual consultations with the director of the Center and the Faculty Writers Program, Dr. Susan Callaway (who will be writing as well). At the end of the week we’ll take time to report and reflect, and especially to celebrate our accomplishments and devise ways for us to sustain our productivity beyond the retreat.

The retreat is open to all faculty and staff. Preference may be given to supporting new and junior faculty, but all are welcome to apply.

On-Campus Writers' Retreat
Date: June 4 - 8, 2012
Time: Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Application Deadline: Friday, May 4, 2012 | Application form
Questions? Contact Dr. Susan Callaway

 

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