Virtual Writing Retreat

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The Faculty Writing Support Program is organizing a Two-Day Virtual Writing Retreat!

This is a great way to commit yourself to setting aside time for writing for two days over Fall Reading Break, while providing community during an autumn in which finding time and support can be challenging. Show up for one, both, or any part of the days for writing sessions, support, and camaraderie.

When: Mon Nov 2nd and Tues Nov 3rd, 9:00am- 4:00pm

Where: on Zoom – email for the meeting link

Who: Western faculty and post-docs

9.00 – 9:30am: Connect to the Zoom meeting to chat with colleagues about writing challenges in times of Covid, to articulate your targets for the day, or to talk about how the writing challenge is going.

9:30am – 4:00pm: Join the group muted at any time in the Zoom meeting (video on or not, as you prefer), post a goal to the group in the chat feed, and then just write, in the virtual company of your colleagues. (and take breaks as you need them!) When you start to lose momentum, come back to the Zoom screen and be inspired by the sight of your colleagues hard at work! They’ll also provide a link to a shared Google Doc, to provide accountability for the sharing of goals and daily progress, if you wish to use it.

If you are interested in joining for one or both of the days, or for any part of either, email for the Zoom link.

Directors, Faculty Writing Support Program:
Emily Ansari and Kelly Olson

About the Author

Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall
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