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9th Annual Writer’s Retreat – Applications for Spring Break 2020 Retreat due Feb 28

By Academic Affairs
Posted on 25 February 2020 | 9:18 pm — 

Do you have an ongoing writing project or plans to initiate a new one? In March we will offer three options for ALL INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY to participate in the 3rd installment of the 9th Annual Writer’s Retreat:

Option A: March 16-20 (5-day)
Option B: March 19-20 (2-day)
Option C: March 16-18 (3-day)

Applications due NOON Friday, February 28: Click here to complete and submit the online application form.

Writer’s Retreats provide:

  • a private room in Addlestone Library for one’s exclusive use away from the distractions of one’s office. Each room includes a table, Aeron chair, white board and access to the internet and printing.
  • a key for your private room for the duration of the retreat.
  • snacks and beverages in a common room throughout the retreat.
  • group lunch at noon on each day of the retreat.
  • available reference staff for assistance.
  • a supportive collegial environment to focus exclusively on one’s writing.

In return, each selected participant agrees to write, but not grade, check email or social media, or leave the retreat for other meetings. As past participants have concurred, arriving at the retreat with specific writing tasks, whether conceptualizing and drafting a new manuscript or completing final revisions to a long-standing work, will allow one to maximize this opportunity.

Selected participants must bring all materials needed for the writing project, to include one’s laptop as no computers are provided.  Participants sign in by 8:30am to begin their work. If one has a collaborator on campus, both may apply separately, or one may apply and invite their collaborator to join them for a portion of the retreat. Each participant is expected to focus only on writing for at least 6 hours daily.

Want to participate in one of the options of the March 2020 Writer’s Retreat?
Click here to complete and submit the online application by NOON Friday, February 28. 

Applicants will be notified no later than Wednesday, March 4 so they may plan accordingly. Past participants are welcome to apply again, and preference will be given to faculty preparing for a major review (tenure or promotion), new faculty establishing a writing program, and faculty in transition.

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