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Winter 2019 Graduate Writing Retreat

February 19, 2019 — February 22, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM — 4:30 PM

Location:413 Tory Building
Audience:Current Students

Carleton University’s Writing Retreats are jointly run by the Centre for Student Academic Success’s Writing Services and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs.

Facilitated by a TA, Writing Retreats are for graduate students from any department/discipline seeking dedicated writing time in a structured environment. Students register for a multi-day series of sessions and commit to making progress on a major writing project. These sessions are ideal for students who want to get some serious writing done in a relatively short period of time.

Please note that time spent in this retreat will not count toward TA training hours.

The next writing retreat will run during reading week – February 19 through February 22, 2019 – in 431 Tory Building. The retreat will be a full-day event running from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

See below for registration details. Those interested in participating only in the morning or afternoon are encouraged to contact the facilitator below.

We will have five silent writing blocks per session. At the start of each session, participants will discuss their writing goals and report on what they accomplished at the end of the day. Participants are welcome to discuss their writing with the facilitator at any point during the session.

Each day will also have a “writers’ corner” session, which will be an interactive discussion on topics related to graduate writing. Topics TBD, but will likely include managing a long-term project, overcoming writers block, student-supervisor dynamics, etc. Your ideas are welcome.

Register for the Writing Retreat

The retreat is free to Carleton graduate students. Space is limited to a max of 20 people. To register, please follow the instructions below:

  • Contact the retreat facilitator, Matthew Falconer, with the subject “Writing Retreat” in the email.
  • In your email, please explain what you are working on and what you hope to accomplish by participating in the Writing Retreat.

You can contact Matthew by email at