Online writing retreat
November 2 - November 27
Online writing retreat
Write with peers and critical friends
4 weeks | Nov 2 – 26, 2021.
Approx 6 hours per week
Inspiration and support in your writing project
It can be a struggle to write alone, whether you are working in a book, a thesis, an article, or a project proposal. So, we decided to organize an online writing retreat. To make sure we have plenty of time to focus on each person, we are keeping the group very small this first time – up to 6 participants.
If you join us, you’ll be among a small group of people facing a writing challenge and ready to o act as critical friends and help each other move forward, set goals, and celebrate mini wins. It is also a time for joint reflections on what’s working and what’s not, for looking at your project through a fresh set of eyes, and for gaining some creative inspiration.
The retreat is a mix of synchronous conversations (e.g., on Zoom) and asynchronous interactions (e.g., in a discussion forum). You create your own room in our shared online space, where you can invite colleagues to see something of your writing and to engage in chatting or thinking with you. We all meet synchronously for one and half hour twice a week, Tuesday and Friday (Wednesday and Saturday for Australia):
- California – week 1: 12:00-13:30 / week 2-4: 11:00-12:30 (summer time ends in the US after week 1)
- Baltimore – week1 15:00-16:30 / week 2-4: 14:00-15:30 (summer time ends in the US after week 1)
- Portugal – 19:00-20:30
- Melbourne – 06:00-07:30 Melbourne (+1 day)
The rest of the time is for individual writing, working in pairs or small groups, and personal reflections.
Week 1 – Getting into writing:
- What I am working on
- What I am trying to achieve in this retreat
- What kind of help I am seeking
Week 2 -3 – Writing and peer coaching
- Whole-group sessions
- Small-group interactions
Week 4 – Reflections and next steps
- What I have achieved
- What I have learned
- Where I am going next
Your commitment is to join the eight whole group sessions; to be working on a piece of writing and submit a chunk of reasonable length for friendly critique by the group; and to read others’ writing before their session.
Individual writing and participation in small-group interactions are self-managed.
Price and discounts
Price: 1,200 US dollars
- Early bird, if paid by September 15, 2021: $960
- Teams of two or more people working on the same document: $960 per person
Limited number of partial scholarships available for people who circumstances make our prices prohibitive. Contact us.
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