GRAD Writes WRITING RETREATS
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.
FALL 2019 RETREAT SCHEDULE
September GRAD Weekend Intensive Writing Retreat
SEPT 27-29 (Fri, 3-4:30, Sat 8:30-4:30, Sun 8:30-4:30)
The first of the semester's Weekend Intensive Writing Retreats (register for Friday, Saturday or both days!). Retreats afford you a space and time to set goals, get focused, and write among colleagues to make significant progress on your current manuscript or proposal.
October GRAD Weekend Intensive Writing Retreat
OCT 25-27 (Fri, 3-4:30, Sat 8:30-4:30, Sun 8:30-4:30)
The second of the semester's Weekend Intensive Writing Retreats (register for Friday, Saturday or both days, if you can). Consider building the monthly retreats into your semester schedule to make significant headway on your projects.
November GRAD Weekend Intensive Writing Retreat
NOV 22-24(Fri, 3-4:30, Sat 8:30-4:30, Sun 8:30-4:30)
Get ahead of the Thanksgiving Break writing rush at the final of the semester's Weekend Intensive Writing Retreats. Consider using this retreat to line-up any writing you may wish to accomplish over the fall break or by the end of the semester.
SPRING-SUMMER 2020 RETREATS (mostly TBA--check back in November to confirm)
Week-Long Summer Writing Retreat
MAY 18-22 (Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30)
This week-long writing retreat offers graduate students an early-summer opportunity to kick-start 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).
APPLY TO ATTEND A RETREAT
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."