Retreats are offered throughout the year and provide faculty an opportunity to set aside time for their writing, and write in the company of others in a comfortable, relaxed space.
Academic year retreats focus on dedicated writing time, strategies for sustaining writing momentum, and goal setting discussions. The summer retreat is a four-day immersive writing retreat and includes writing time, workshops, and feedback on works in progress.
Learn more about faculty experiences in the summer retreat in the Duke News article At summer retreat, faculty brush up on their writing
End-of-Semester Writing Retreat
December 9 & 10, 2019 | 9am - 4pm
King's Daughters Inn
Make progress on a project and write alongside colleagues in a comfortable, relaxed space. Retreat includes structured writing time and strategies for sustaining writing momentum over break. Lunch is provided. Retreat is offered at no cost to participants thanks to support from the Duke Office for Faculty Advancement. Note: Space is limited.
Engaged Scholar Writing Retreat
September 6, 2019 | 9am - 4pm
212 Oaks, Elon University
Are you teaching an engaged pedagogy such as service-learning, community-based research, or participatory action research and working to advance your scholarship? Does your research include community partners? Do you want to explore ways to connect with other faculty who are also working on community-engaged scholarship? Join other North Carolina faculty in this one-day writing retreat for engaged scholars. The retreat includes time for writing as well as discussions on writing strategies and a conversation with engaged scholar Peter Felten. Bring a writing project that you want to work on, at any stage of completion. You’ll make progress on it while participating in a writing community. Sponsored by North Carolina Campus Compact. Facilitator: Jennifer Ahern-Dodson
Register here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9obLH781ZXW0OB7
End of Summer Writing Retreat
August 7-8, 2019 | 9am - 4pm
King’s Daughters Inn in Durham, NC.
UPDATE: RETREAT IS FULL. Please email email@example.com to be added to the waiting list
Want one last writing burst before fall semester begins? Would you like to reconnect with colleagues and write alongside faculty from a range of disciplines? Each day of this writing retreat includes time to write independently in a comfortable, relaxed space and optional workshops on productive writing habits. Close out your summer by making progress on a writing project and participating in a writing community. Lunch is included. Space is limited. Facilitator: Jennifer Ahern-Dodson
Summer Scholarly Writing Retreat & Workshop
May 20-23, 2019 | 9:00am-5pm
King’s Daughters Inn in Durham, NC.
UPDATE: RETREAT IS FULL. Please email jahern@duke to be added to the waiting list
The Faculty Write Program is pleased to offer the 7th annual Summer Scholarly Writing Retreat. The retreat provides an immersive experience and includes time for writing, workshops on writing and project planning, and opportunities for feedback on works-in-progress. In workshops, writers learn powerful practices that can help them to incorporate their role as a writer among their many commitments. Each day includes both hands-on workshops and time to write independently in a comfortable, relaxed space. Learn practical skills about productive writing habits, make progress on a writing project, and participate in a writing community. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Space is limited to 25 participants. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the Office for Faculty Advancement and the Thompson Writing Program.
Registrations accepted through May 8 or until retreat is full. To register, please complete this form and submit with payment (payment options listed on form): 2019 Scholarly Writing Retreat.
Accommodations: For those participants who would like overnight accommodations, a block of rooms has been reserved at the group rate of $155 per night at the Residence Inn Marriott, 1108 W. Main Street in Durham. Rooms will be held at this rate until April 29. Make your reservation online here or call 1-800-Marriott and reference the group "Duke Thompson Writing Program: Faculty Write Retreat" for the group rate.
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Spring Writing Retreat
February 15, 2019 | 9:30-5pm
Rubenstein Arts Center (The Ruby)
UPDATE: RETREAT IS FULL
The Duke Faculty Write Program and Duke Arts invite you to a one-day writing retreat to keep (or get) your writing moving this semester. The retreat offers time to write independently in a comfortable, relaxed space. Throughout the day, the retreat facilitators will offer short tips to help you boost productivity, satisfaction, and enjoyment in your writing, including movement breaks. The retreat is offered at no cost to participants. Optional yoga/movement for writers session from 4-5pm. Facilitators: Jennifer Ahern-Dodson (Writing) and Sarah Wilbur (Dance)
Summer 2018 Scholarly Writing Retreat Participants