Retreats are offered throughout the year and provide faculty an opportunity to set aside time for their writing, and write in the company of others in a comfortable, relaxed space.
Academic year retreats are typically offered in August, December, and February, and focus on dedicated writing time, strategies for sustaining writing momentum, and goal setting discussions.
The summer retreat and workshop is a four-day immersive writing retreat and includes writing time, workshops, and feedback on works in progress.
Learn more about faculty experiences in the summer retreat in the Duke News article At summer retreat, faculty brush up on their writing.
North Carolina Engaged Scholar Writing Retreat
October 22, 2021 | 9:30-12:30 | Online
Gather with other engaged scholars across North Carolina to write and learn strategies for making meaningful progress on your work. Co-sponsored by North Carolina Campus Compact, Duke Service-Learning, and Duke Office of Civic Engagement. Learn more about the engaged scholar retreat here.
Regularly Offered Retreats
Summer Scholarly Writing Retreat & Workshop
Want to jump start your summer writing? Interested in learning how to be a more productive and engaged writer this summer? Would you benefit from writing and learning alongside others who also are committed to making progress on a scholarly writing project? Each day of this four-day scholarly writing retreat includes both hands-on workshops and time to write independently in a comfortable, relaxed space. Learn practical skills about productive writing habits, make progress on a writing project, and participate in a writing community. This retreat is designed to help you to reconnect with yourself, your work, and one another. If you want to spend some time with your writing, the retreat can help you to figure out the best way forward for you.
Summer Scholarly Writing Retreat: ALUMNI EDITION
Advanced writing retreat designed for writers who've participated in at least one summer retreat.
Writing, Mindfulness, and Movement
In this retreat, writers dedicate time to writing, quietly but also in community. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in activities designed to awaken awareness of physical habits and renew commitment to their writing as a fundamentally embodied practice.
Engaged Scholar Retreat
Are you teaching an engaged pedagogy such as service-learning, community-based research, or participatory action research and working to advance your scholarship? Does your research include community partners? Do you want to explore ways to connect with North Carolina faculty and administrators across the state who are working on community-engaged scholarship? This day-long retreat includes dedicated time for writing, workshops on writing and publication, and a discussion of frameworks to align community engagement, teaching, and research. Co-sponsored by North Carolina Campus Compact.
End-of-Summer Writing Retreat
Want one last writing burst before fall semester begins? Would you like to reconnect with other writers? Each day of this writing retreat includes time to write independently and optional workshops on productive writing habits.