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Writing with Friends

A Faculty Writing Retreat

 

Sponsored by the Ryan C. Harris Learning Teaching Center

May 13-15

All registration and waitlist spots have been filled.  We hope to offer another session in the future

 

To support and encourage University of Dayton faculty scholarship, the Ryan C. Harris Learning Teaching Center (LTC) is offering an on-campus, three-day writing retreat titled Writing with Friends.  From May 13-15, 12 faculty participants will have available to them large blocks of time to write, opportunities to discuss their work informally with colleagues, and, if they like, presentations on productive writing, research, and publication strategies. 

Faculty can work on any scholarly writing project, including books, articles, book chapters, conference papers, grant applications, stories, or poems. Signing up for this program and committing yourself to participating fully will help you focus attention on your scholarship work at a crucial point in the academic year—the beginning of the summer break. 

Writing with Friends recognizes that while research and writing are largely solitary, private activities, writers often find comfort and encouragement by working with and around others.  With this in mind, during the retreat participating faculty will share an open writing space for most of the day (in Roesch Library and the LTC) with regularly scheduled breaks and opportunities to discuss their work with peers.  The LTC will facilitate the faculty’s work by providing refreshments and lunch each day, and by offering optional afternoon presentations on best practices in writing, research, and publishing.  A daily schedule for the retreat is included below.

The retreat will be hosted by Susan Brown (LTC) and Stephen Wilhoit (LTC & English Department).

Writing With Friends Daily Schedule

Day 1

8:15-8:30         Check in, get settled

8:30-9:00         Welcome, overview of the retreat goals, retreat ground rules

9:00-12:00       Concentrated writing session

12:00-12:45     Lunch and conversation

12:45-1:30       Presentation (optional)*

1:30-4:00         Concentrated writing session

4:00                 Check out

Day 2

8:30-9:00         Check in, get settled  

9:00-12:00       Concentrated writing session

12:00-12:45     Lunch and conversation

12:45-1:30       Presentation (optional)*

1:30-4:00         Concentrated writing session

4:00                 Check out

Day 3

8:30-9:00         Check in, get settled  

9:00-12:00       Concentrated writing session

12:00-12:45     Lunch and conversation

12:45-1:30       Making commitments for the rest of the summer

1:30                 Check out & assessment


Reserve a Room:

LTC Room Reservation Form

Directions:

The LTC is located on the ground floor of Roesch Library on the University of Dayton campus. You can enter through the Roesch Library main entrance and take an elevator or the stairs to the ground floor or through the LTC West Entrance near the School of Law.

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Contact Us

Ryan C. Harris Learning Teaching Center

Roesch Library Ground Floor 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1302

937-229-4898