With support from the Graduate School, CSU Writes organizes intensive writing retreats for graduate students who plan to complete theses/dissertations in 2020 or 2021.
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.
Special Addition to Summer 2020
June Intensive Week-Long Retreat: Summer II
"Build Your Own" Modular (morn or afternoon sessions)
June 15 - 19, 2020
Held Remotely on ZOOM - Access will be sent with information email 1 week before retreat.
Summer retreats afford research writers concentrated writing time to build momentum and make speedy progress on writing project(s). While it is not possible to write an entire dissertation or thesis in a summer week-long retreat, it is possible to make significant progress on a chapter, an article, or a proposal.
To support safe working environments for writers during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will run retreats remotely Summer 2020. To support the needs of writers who are working from home, we are offering 3 schedules for the June Intensive Week-Long Retreat:
Schedule 1: All Day, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Schedule 2: Morning writing 8:30-noon
Schedule 3: Afternoon writing 1-4:30pm
Graduate Student Retreat Reservation Form
Prior GRAD Retreats
2-Day: FEBRUARY, MARCH (remote) & APRIL (remote) Week-Long: MAY (remote)
2-Day: FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER
Week-Long: MAY & JUNE
2-Day:, MARCH, APRIL, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER
2-Day: MARCH, APRIL, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER
2-Day: MARCH, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER
Week-Long: MAY#1, MAY #2