MSU Faculty WRITE Program Writing Retreat—Accomplish Your Summer Research Goals!

Date: Monday, July 17 - through Friday, July 21, 2017
Time:  8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Meyer Library Room 120

This interdisciplinary faculty writing retreat is designed to:

    • Create a motivated and positive environment that fosters excellent work
    • Encourage productivity through accountability and camaraderie
    • Help you accomplish a writing project this summer

The retreat includes five days of committed writing time, mini-sessions on removing productivity challenges and fostering good writing habits, discussions on writing style, grammar, and more.  The retreat is open to anyone working on a scholarly writing project. The goal is for each participant to arrive with a work in progress and leave with a manuscript prepared for submission.

Writing Retreat Session Agenda:

8:15 - 8:30 a.m.  Continental Breakfast & Goal Setting
8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.  Writing Time
12:00–1:00 p.m.  Luncheon
1:00–3:45 p.m.  Writing Time
3:45–4:00 p.m.  Debriefing Session

FREE for all MSU faculty and staff; breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.  Email Mandy Benedict-Chambers, Ph.D., Department of Childhood Education & Family Studies at  by May 31 to sign up. 

The Faculty Write Program focuses on promoting faculty productivity and camaraderie through writing-based experiences such as interdisciplinary writing retreats held twice a month, workshops, and 15-day writing challenges. Writing retreats include breakfast and a light lunch, opportunities to develop a strong network of peer support and accountability, and voluntary feedback sessions. Sessions are facilitated by Dr. Mandy Benedict-Chambers and held in the Meyer Library, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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