Scholarly Writing Retreat 2019

The Scholar Writing Retreat offers WU humanities and humanistic social sciences faculty, post-docs and graduate students the opportunity to jump-start their summer writing in a motivated, supportive and collaborative atmosphere. Participants will bring their laptops and research materials to the Center for the Humanities and work intensively (but quietly!) on their individual projects in communal spaces, following a schedule of focused writing periods, lunch breaks (participants will bring their own lunch or eat at the DUC) and coffee breaks. A limited number of spots is available; participants will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis.  


First meeting is in Umrath Hall, Room 140. 

The Center for the Humanities conference room in Umrath Hall, Room 201, is home base for the retreat, but participants will spread out to a few rooms to work.


Tuesday–Friday, May 21–24; Tuesday–Friday, May 28–31. On the first day only, there will be an optional group lunch and discussion about writing strategies. Please indicate in your RSVP whether you will attend this lunch.

No meeting on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. Participants are not required to attend the entire duration of the workshop.

Daily schedule

9 am–5 pm, with lunch and coffee breaks


Please follow this RSVP link to let us know you’re planning to attend the 2019 Scholarly Writing Retreat by Friday, May 10.