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

Date: Monday-Tuesday, December 18-19, 2017
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Meyer Library Room 204

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:
9:00 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 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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