Winter Writers' Retreat for Faculty

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Fri, Jan 12, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST
Smith Library  

Join us for TTL's first-ever winter retreat for faculty writers!

This retreat is designed to support faculty at any stage of the writing process, from reading to drafting to revising. All types of writing projects are welcome. Boxed lunch, snacks, and beverages will be provided.

As we typically do for our retreats, we have provided a potential agenda below. Every writer is free to adapt the schedule as necessary to support their goals.


10:00 - 10:20am
Introductions and goal setting

10:20 - 10:30am
Settling in

10:30 - 12:00pm
First writing session

12:00 - 1:00pm
Lunch (social or on your own)

12:30 - 1:00pm
Wilkins Lake walk (optional)

1:00 - 2:30pm
Second writing session

2:30 - 2:40
Session wrap up

2:40 - 3:00pm
Progress review & next steps

We are also holding a virtual "pre-treat" on Monday, January 8, 10am - 11:30am. During this virtual session, writers will have the opportunity to create a plan for the week that includes their goals for the Friday retreat. Go here for more information and to register.

Inclement weather plan: should inclement weather prevent us from gathering in person, we will shift to a format of Zoom check-ins during retreat hours.

Hilary Sortor

Associate Director, Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning
  • Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning
  • (540) 542-6537
Smith Library