Scholarly Writing Retreat 2021

For faculty, post-docs and graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences

The Scholarly Writing Retreat offers Washington University 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, even as we are spread out in our own work spaces. Participants will work intensively on their individual projects, following a schedule of check-ins, focused writing periods and virtual communal breaks. 

Online meetings 

Small writing groups meet online periodically to provide a forum to exchange ideas, support one another and engage in social interaction. Each group will determine their own structure: frequency and duration of writing days/times, which virtual platform to use, types of meetings, etc.


Weekdays, June 1–11

Participants are not required to participate daily nor to attend the entire duration of the retreat.

How to participate

  1. Register by clicking the button below by noon on May 20.
  2. Await your small group assignment, to be made by the end of May, based on your registration responses.
  3. Join the online welcome session on June 1 at 10 am. Each group will then meet to determine their plans going forward

Sign up for the Scholarly Writing Retreat

Join us for the virtual Scholarly Writing Retreat! Please register by clicking the button below by Thursday, May 20 at 12 pm CDT. Your registration below will help us create a few small/collaborative working groups as part of the retreat format this year.