Grad Retreats

GRAD Writes intensive writing retreats are designed for graduate students who plan to complete theses/dissertations in 2021 or 2022. Although, graduate students and postdocs at any stage are welcome to attend.

Retreats are currently scheduled as “hybrid,” with in-person and remote (ZOOM) access. The in-person option is capped at 10 participants per retreat and allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The F2F, in-person version of the retreat will follow CSU Covid Safety Protocols. All F2F registrations above the cap will be registered for remote (ZOOM) attendance.

Each retreat access will be confirmed in a retreat information email.

Please, apply to a retreat ONLY if you are sure you can commit to attending the retreat. When you honor your commitment to attend a retreat, you serve your goals and help us to prepare for you. Thank you.

FALL 2021 Retreat Schedule

SEPT 1.5-Day Writing Retreat

SEPT 10 (3-4:30PM) & SEPT 11 (8:30-4:30)

Hybrid event: F2F Registration upto 10 participants Remotely on ZOOM - Access will be sent with information email 1 week before retreat.

Prep your fall writing projects at this early semester retreat. This 1.5-Day Intensive Writing Retreat  is designed to help graduate students organize and launch their fall writing projects. A short retreat is a great place to pick up a stalled project or to start building momentum early in the semester. These retreats include short introductory sessions for project planning Friday afternoon and a full day of writing on Saturday.

OCT 1.5-Day Writing Retreat

OCT 8 (3-4:30PM) & OCT 9 (8:30-4:30)

Held Remotely on ZOOM - Access will be sent with information email 1 week before retreat.

Welcome to mid-semester! This 1.5-Day Intensive Writing Retreat  is designed to help graduate students maintain momentum on their fall writing projects. A short retreat is a great place to pick up a stalled project or to start building momentum early in the semester. These retreats include short introductory sessions for project planning Friday afternoon and a full day of writing on Saturday.

NOV 1.5-Day Writing Retreat

NOV 5 (3-4:30PM) & NOV 6 (8:30-4:30)

Held Remotely on ZOOM - Access will be sent with information email 1 week before retreat.

Writers who plan to graduate Spring 2022 will benefit from this retreat. This 1.5-Day Intensive Writing Retreat  is designed to help graduate students maintain momentum on their fall writing projects. These retreats include short introductory sessions for project planning Friday afternoon and a full day of writing on Saturday.

DEC 1.5-Day Writing Retreat

DEC 3 (3-4:30PM) & DEC 4 (8:30-4:30)

Held Remotely on ZOOM - Access will be sent with information email 1 week before retreat.

Wrap your semester writing before the winter break at this retreat. These retreats include short introductory sessions for project planning Friday afternoon and a full day of writing on Saturday.

GRAD Retreats of Years Past

2021

1.5-Day: JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL

Weeklong: MAY, JUNE

2020 
2-Day: FEBRUARY, MARCH (remote) & APRIL (remote) Week-Long: MAY (remote)

2019 
2-Day: FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER
Week-Long: MAY & JUNE

2018
2-Day:, MARCH, APRIL, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER
Week-Long: MAY 

2017
2-Day: MARCH, APRIL, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER
Week-Long: MAY

2016
2-Day: MARCH, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER
Week-Long: MAY#1, MAY #2

GRADs Write Remotely 2020-21

Screenshots from Summer 2020 Retreats