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Do you have an ongoing writing project or plans to initiate a new one? This fall we offer two opportunities for ALL INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY to participate in the 9th Annual Writers Retreat:

Fall Break: October 14-15.  Applications due NOON Friday, October 4. Click here to complete and submit the online application form.
December: 12-13 and 16-18. Applications due COB NOON Monday, November 25 (applications available in late October)

 Writers Retreats provide:

  • a private room in Addlestone Library (or Education Center during construction) for one’s exclusive use away from the distractions of one’s office.
  • a key for your private room for the duration of the retreat.
  • snacks and beverages in a common room throughout the retreat.
  • group lunch at noon on each day of the retreat.
  • available reference staff for assistance.
  • a supportive collegial environment to focus exclusively on one’s writing.

In return, each selected participant agrees to write, but not grade, check email or social media, or leave the retreat for other meetings. As past participants have concurred, arriving at the retreat with very specific writing tasks, whether conceptualizing and drafting a new manuscript or completing final revisions to a long-standing work, will allow one to maximize this opportunity.

Selected participants must bring all materials needed for the writing project, to include one’s laptop as no computers are provided.  Participants sign in by 8:30am to begin their work. If one has a collaborator on campus, both may apply separately, or one may apply and invite their collaborator to join them for a portion of the retreat. Each participant is expected to focus only on writing for at least 6 hours daily.

Interested in the October 2019 Writer’s Retreat?
Click here to complete and submit the online application by NOON Friday, October 4 .  Applicants will be notified by Tuesday, October 8 in order to plan accordingly. Past participants are welcome to apply again.  Preference will be given to faculty preparing for a major review (tenure or promotion), new faculty establishing a writing program, and faculty in transition.

Please let me know if you have related questions.

Best,

Mark

Mark P. Del Mastro, Ph.D.

ASSOCIATE PROVOST FOR CURRICULUM & ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATION

PROFESSOR OF HISPANIC STUDIES

RANDOLPH HALL ROOM 210A | 843.953.6748

 

COLLEGE of CHARLESTON

OFFICE OF THE PROVOST & ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

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