Scholarly Writing Retreat 2014

May 27 - June 5 (weekdays) from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Erin McGlothlin, the humanities center's former interim director, has organized a 2-week writing retreat at the center for late May and early June. Modeled loosely on a scholarly writing retreat held annually at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, the initiative offers WU humanities faculty and graduate students the opportunity to jumpstart their summer writing in a motivated, supportive, and collaborative atmosphere. Participants will bring their laptops and research materials to the conference room at the Center for the Humanities and work intensively (but quietly!) on their individual projects, following a schedule of focused writing periods, lunch breaks (participants will bring their own lunch or eat at the DUC), coffee breaks, and brief group discussions of optimal work strategies and writing practices. A limited number of spots are available; participants will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are not required to attend the entire duration of the workshop.
To apply, please send a short e-mail to expressing your interest and specifying whether you’d like to attend the entire retreat or only a portion of it (and when).  For more information, please e-mail Erin McGlothlin (