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

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).

 

3-Day CLA GRAD Writing Retreat 

JULY 24-26 (Wednesday-Friday, 8:30-4:30)

This 3-Day writing retreat is designed to offer graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts an opportunity to make progress on summer writing  projects among colleagues in the arts and humanities. The retreat is co-sponsored by Communication Studies and co-facilitated with Dr. Kit Hughes. The retreat location will be confirmed in a retreat information email.

 

 

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."