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Writing Retreat

Our half-day and full-day writing retreats are a staple of The Write Track initiative hosted by CTLE and Faculty Success.

In support of faculty success in publishing your scholarship, creative works, and research, we host writing retreats that bring faculty together as a community. Sometimes, we are fortunate to host an off-campus retreat in a fresh physical space that promotes writing productivity, focus, and supporting each other’s success. And if you are working on a scholarship of teaching and learning project, you are more than welcome to attend. All scholarship and creative works writing are welcome!

Depending on the session, these community writing sessions include setting intentions and goals for the day, identifying our obstacles to writing, finding ways to overcome writing distractions, and strategic planning to meet your goals.Writing board [View Image]

Testimonials from past retreats:

"I have become more productive and more confident, and I have found different types of "writing villages" and gotten to know more people at VCU.  I cannot begin to tell you how beneficial these retreats have been."

"What a well-planned and well-executed retreat. It was great."

"I'm a first semester doc student. I received so much direction and so many great organization tips!"

Fall 2020 Writing Retreats

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Retreat Resources

Click on the links below to view recordings from our fall 2020 writing retreat with national guest speaker, Dr. Katie Linder and CTLE faculty fellow Dr. Sharon Zumbrunn.

Planning for a Productive Break: Strategies & Tips for Success

Afraid that your break will pass you by without achieving the writing goals you have in front of you? Research says that goals are more easily accomplished when they are clearly articulated and written down. In this interactive workshop, participants will engage in reflective activities to design their upcoming break writing plans.

Writing with Intention: Creating a Strategic Scholarly Pipeline

Purposeful writing begins with a plan and a strategy. In this interactive workshop, participants will receive tools and ideas for creating and maintaining a scholarly writing pipeline for articles, books, conference proposals, and other projects that can be applied to any stage in their academic career.

Ring in 2021 with Your Individual Development Plan with Sharon Zumbrunn


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