A retreat focused on preparing scholars to publish their community-engaged work. 

Pen to Paper is an academic writing retreat designed to provide time, space, and resources to guide faculty, professional staff, graduate students, and community partners working on manuscripts related to service-learning and community engagement.

Pen to Paper 2021 has been redesigned to meet the needs of today’s virtual environment, while still offering participants the things that are unique to the Pen to Paper experience—individualized feedback from our journal editor partners and senior Retreat facilitators, as well as building your network and receiving peer feedback from colleagues near and far through plenary and small group learning experiences.

Who Should Attend?

Pen to Paper 2021 is appropriate for most engaged scholars and practitioners including:

  • all levels of faculty (tenure and non-tenure track)
  • community engagement professionals and other engaged professional staff (e.g., student development/affairs staff, institutional research professional staff)
  • senior administrators and graduate students, especially doctoral students
  • community partners and community members partnering with campus stakeholders

Registration Rate: 

MSU participants are eligible for a discounted rate of $125. 

Please contact Dr. Diane Doberneck, Director for Faculty and Professional Development, Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship, to get the discounted rate. 

Learn more about the Pen to Paper Writing Retreat