FACULTY Writes Intensive Writing Retreats are offered for the first time Spring & Summer 2017!

These multiple and consecutive all-day events (8:30-4:00) include structured writing, break, and discussion time.

You can expect to spend time in a designated space on campus with other faculty writers who will, likewise, be immersed in their own writing projects. The communal atmosphere helps writers maintain focus and write more than they might otherwise.

Each retreat includes an introductory session on goal setting, scheduling strategies, and a commitment to writing goals; a distraction-free space (participants switch off email, phone, and text messaging--unless awaiting an urgent call); and morning coffee, tea, fresh fruit, and a variety of energy-boosting snacks.

Faculty attendance is limited to 20 participants per retreat. If you know you are interested in attending, RSVP early to reserve your space. Please use the form below to reserve your space in a retreat.  You may also contact Dr. Kristina Quynn for more information: quynn@colostate.edu


     2-Day Weekend Retreats

Retreat #1: January 28 - 29, 2017

This early semester retreat includes information on scheduling strategies so that faculty might take stock of their semester's writing goals and launch a sustainable plan to meet them.

Retreat #2: March 11-12 (weekend before spring break)

This intensive writing retreat is designed to give faculty a mid-semester boost so that they can make significant progress on (or complete) current manuscript or proposal projects during the spring semester.


     Week-Long Retreats

Retreat #3:  May 29 - June 2 (to launch summer writing)

This week-long retreat helps faculty start summer with a writing plan and set of practices designed to keep them writing over the summer break.

Retreat #4: Faculty Women Writers 

(Summer 2017 TBA late June, early July)

This retreat provides faculty women a communal and supportive space to make substantial progress on manuscripts and proposals. Includes workshops on concerns specific to women in academe: negotiating heavier teaching loads, service commitments, and/or family obligations.



To attend the retreat of your choice, please complete the following FACULTY Writes RETREAT APPLICATION