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Deadline for Dissertation Writing Retreat Applications--EXTENDED to April 19th

Writing Center, Ekstrom Library

When Apr 01, 2013
from 12:55 pm to 12:55 pm
Contact Name
Contact Phone 805-852-2173
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The University Writing Center has extended our deadline for the Dissertation Writing Retreat to April 19th.  We encourage all writers currently working on their dissertations to apply. Last year, for our first Retreat, we worked with ten writers representing a range of disciplines from Engineering to Social Work to Humanities.  Some of these writers had just begun writing, some were in the middle of their writing projects, and others were near the end stage and trying to finish.  All benefited from the experience as they made progress on their dissertations and left with a set of strategies for keeping their momentum.  At this year’s Retreat, writers will write for several hours each day, take part in a short, writing the dissertation-related workshop, and work with a writing consultant for an hour each day.  The Retreat’s consultants are experienced writing teachers who are also PhD students currently working on their dissertations.  Each participant in the Retreat will be paired with the same consultant for the entire week. 


The Dissertation Writing Retreat is organized by the University Writing Center with support from the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. The Retreat will take place in the University Writing Center in the Ekstrom Library and will include lunch and snacks.  There is no fee for participating.  The Retreat will be held on May 20th thru May 24th, 8 AM to 4 PM daily. Participants must be willing to attend the entire week. 


Any questions about the Retreat can be directed to Adam Robinson.  Adam can be contacted at 502-852-2173 or via email at

To apply, participants must submit the following items:

1.      A letter written by the writer stating his or her reason for applying for the Retreat,

2.      A letter of support written by the writer’s advisor/director,

3.      Any documents related to the dissertation (i.e. drafts, proposals, etc.).


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