Attention: Faculty, Academic Staff and Graduate Students

Thursday, October 6 - Friday, October 7, 2016
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, Hastings, MI


This academic writing retreat provides a dedicated space and time away from campus for faculty, academic staff, and graduate students to write about their community engaged scholarship, including community-engaged research, service-learning or civic engagement, community-university partnerships, and outreach programs.

This two-day, residential retreat includes unstructured time to work on your own writing and optional workshops to strengthen your writing and publishing skills. The four optional sessions include: Fundamentals of Publishing Community Engaged Scholarship, Getting into the Writing Habit, Selecting an Interdisciplinary Community Engagement Journal, and a peer feedback session on your writing.

On Thursday, October 6, breakfast and registration begin at 8:00 am, with the welcome and orientation starting at 9:00 am. The final session ends on Friday, October 7, at 4:00 pm.

Participants are expected to already have a community engaged scholarship writing project, to bring their own laptops and writing materials, and to focus their time and attention on their writing projects during the writing retreat. Attendance both days is required.

Registration includes: breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Thursday; overnight accommodations on Thursday night; breakfast and lunch on Friday; free WiFi access; refreshment breaks; workshop materials; and access to both quiet and collaborative writing spaces. Overnight accommodations on Wednesday night are available on a limited basis, for no additional cost.

Cost: $150 for MSU faculty, staff, students; $250 for non-MSU participants

Sponsored by: University Outreach and Engagement, the Writing Center, Academic Advancement Network, The Graduate School