Attention: Faculty, Academic Staff and Graduate Students

Monday, March 7 - Tuesday, March 8, 2022
In-Person at Brody Hall Cafeteria (Large Conference Room) or Virtually on Zoom

Thinking about new writing and publishing goals in 2022? Feeling a bit stretched thin with your responsibilities and commitments to others? This writing retreat is especially for those who need protected time and space away from campus and other responsibilities to dedicate to academic writing. 

This two-day retreat includes unstructured writing time, consultations, and peer feedback. Consultants from The Writing Center and University Outreach and Engagement will be available to provide feedback both days and will build connections among the writers throughout the retreat, so that even while writing on your own, you are part of a supportive community. 

Last fall’s writers worked on literature reviews, grant proposals, journal revise and resubmits, journal articles, white papers, book manuscripts, community-engagement curriculum, and pieces for community partners. The 2021 writers said they appreciated: “getting away from everything to just write,” “talking with others about their ideas and project,” “feeling less alone while writing,” and “beautiful scenery, great food, supportive colleagues.” 


All participants are expected to already have a writing project in mind. In-person participants are expected to bring along their own laptop, power cord, and writing materials. Clear your schedules, as much as possible, and come prepared to focus your time and attention on writing activities. 


  • In-person participants: $50 (this covers 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, breaks, retreat materials)
  • Virtual participants: Free, but registration is still required (you will need to paste this group code to get free registration: Z9SWQWN9N47KR2ZKZRNQ)

Optional Lodging:

Participants who want overnight accommodations, please contact the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center to make your own reservations and payment. 

Sponsored by: University Outreach and Engagement, The Writing Center, Office for Faculty and Academic Staff Development, The Graduate School