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Writing In Depth: An Academic Writing Retreat

Tuesday, February 4, 2014   (0 Comments)
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May 22-25 or May 22-26, 2014: Hope Springs Institute, Peebles, OH

Dear Colleagues,

Michelle Rivera-Clonch, Ph.D. and Maurice Stevens, Ph.D. invite you to the fourth annual Writing in Depth: An Academic Writing Retreat in partnership with Hope Springs Institute (HSI). This 3 or 4 night retreat will provide a context in which you will do some serious academic writing, reflect on your writing practices, and establish systems of accountability in regional working groups that will aid in your movement toward completing the writing project. This primarily self-directed retreat is designed to focus on your writing and NOT on professional development. It is intended to give you space and support to reinvigorate your writing process and to reconnect you with a community of writers during a time when one can feel alienated and isolated.

What Participants are Saying

"Writing in Depth was a revelation. The combination of a retreat designed mindfully and artfully with the challenges that face academics at different career stages (dissertation, junior, post-tenure) with the gracious, famous and lovingly prepared organic food of Hope Springs, and the presence of Maurice Stevens and Michelle Rivera-Clonch made for a fabulous four days. What a joy it is to re-encounter the pleasures of my craft as an intellectual and as a writer. Thank you Michelle, Maurice, and Hope Springs for a memorable experience."

-Tenured Faculty, Book Manuscript Writer, June 2012

"Hope Springs provided a wonderfully supportive place, Michelle & Maurice provided expertise and modeling of writing processes and practice for overcoming obstacles. I got the most out of one simple exercise (5x5) that made the whole retreat worth it, yet the other activities and time were valuable as well. "

-M.B., Contingent Faculty, Dissertation-to-Journal Article Writer, May 2011

"I attended Writing in Depth the early stages of my dissertation writing and again at the half-way point. The first time, it made me feel it was possible for me to begin writing; now, it made me feel that it is possible to finish--all while maintaining balance and caring for myself and my relationships."

-Dissertation Writer, June 2012

"I wish there had been something offered like this when I started my dissertation clock. It would have enabled me to layout my time, craft my dissertation outline, and equip me with accountability structures of support. I would encourage anyone who is struggling with a writing project to attend this workshop, especially a thesis or dissertation. Though you feel alone, this workshop reminds one that there are others and together you can accomplish your goals when sharing."

-Paula Moses, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Dissertation Writer

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