GRAD Writes WRITING RETREATS

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With support from the Graduate School, CSU Writes organizes intensive writing retreats for graduate students who plan to complete theses/dissertations in 2019 or 2020.

You should be post-proposal stage and complete an Intensive Writing Retreat Application (below) to participate.

GRAD Writes retreats are capped at 20 participants. Popular retreats will generate a waitlist. Apply early to reserve a spot.

Retreats are held on campus. Each retreat location will be confirmed in a retreat information email (generally, one week prior to the event.)

Please, apply to a retreat ONLY if you are sure you can attend the retreat. To apply for a retreat, fill out an Intensive Writing Retreat Form below.

 

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SPRING/SUMMER 2019 RETREAT SCHEDULE

February Weekend Writing Retreat

FEB 8-10 (Friday 3-5pm, Saturday 8:30-4:30, Sunday 8:30-12:30)

  

This weekend writing retreat offers graduate students an early-semester opportunity to begin spring semester projects.

The Friday, 3-5pm, session includes information about scheduling, getting the most out of your writing retreat, and writing productivity. If you have not attended a CSU Writes writing retreat, plan to attend the Friday afternoon session. The Friday session is optional for ONLY those graduate student writers who have already attended CSU Writes retreats and/or scheduling sessions.

Saturday includes a full day of writing with scheduled lunch and conversation times. Sunday includes a 3-hour morning writing session only.

 

 Pre-Spring Break Weekend Writing Retreat

MAR 15-17 (Friday 3-5pm, Saturday 8:30-4:30, Sunday 8:30-12:30)

  This weekend writing retreat offers graduate students a collective writing boost to begin spring break writing.

 

April Weekend Writing Retreat

APR 12-14 (Friday 3-5pm, Saturday 8:30-4:30, Sunday 8:30-12:30)

This weekend writing retreat offers graduate students an mid-semester opportunity to make progress on spring semester projects.

 

Week-Long Summer Writing Retreat I

MAY 20-24 (Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30)

This week-long writing retreat offers graduate students an early-summer opportunity to begin summer projects. The summer retreats are held on campus. Each retreat location will be confirmed in a retreat information email (generally, late-April or early-MAY).

 

Week-Long Summer Writing Retreat II

JUNE 3-7 (Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30)

This week-long writing retreat offers graduate students an early-semester opportunity to begin summer projects. The retreat location will be confirmed in a retreat information email (mid-MAY).

 

APPLY TO ATTEND A RETREAT

    You may apply for more than one retreat. Please use the "Additional Comments & Considerations" text box below to explain which retreat(s) you would most like to attend. Retreats are popular, and it can help us know which are your preferred retreat choices. You can list retreats by : 1st choice, 2nd choice, 3rd choice, and so forth in the comments box below.

WHAT GRADUATE STUDENTS HAVE SAID...

"I really enjoyed the structured atmosphere. It was very helpful to have a morning and afternoon writing session."

"I love calendars/planners, so the weekly/monthly calenders were great for systemating to create work time."

"The writing process info was so valuable. I hadn't considered all the different methods, options and resources available. I now have new strategies on how to approach my project. Having times set aside to write was helpful as well. I had the chance to face my demons and work through some of the stress that has kept me from writing the last few years."