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Faculty Writing Retreats

Faculty writing retreats provide a time and place for faculty to focus on specific productivity goal in an environment of support and accountability and an opportunity to develop a network of peers outside of their departments or colleges.

All Virginia Tech faculty (tenured or tenure-track, collegiate, continued appointment or continued appointment track, research, extension, clinical, instructors, adjuncts) are invited to participate.  

Interested in writing with other faculty? Get information about upcoming writing-related programs and connect to other faculty writers!

"Writing" is a broad term that we use to encompass any scholarly work our faculty are engaged in, be it books, articles, grant proposals, award nominations, pubic writing, course materials, etc.

Join: Faculty Writing Listserv, click on “Join Group” at the top of the page

Upcoming 2021 Events

Spring Break Virtual Faculty Writing Days

February 5, February 25, March 17, April 6, and April 26, 2021
Morning Sessions 9:00–11:00 a.m.
Afternoon Sessions 2:00–4:00 p.m.
via Zoom, in the comfort of your office and/or home

During the Spring Break days scattered throughout the Spring semester, join us for mini writing retreats in the morning and afternoon. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, each session will consist of directed writing time (“Pomodoros”), offering a time and place to work on whatever you want, be it scholarly projects, teaching materials, or creative or personal writing.

This event is free, but please RSVP through the link below. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link for the sessions. We understand that schedules are in flux, so your registration is an expression of interest in attending, but does not obligate you to attend if your plans or needs change.

All Virginia Tech faculty (tenured or tenure-track, collegiate, continued appointment or continued appointment track, research, extension, clinical, instructors, adjuncts) are invited to participate.

Additional 2021-22 Events

Virtual Mini Faculty Writing Retreats
Retreats were held on April 9, 15, 20, and 28.

Greater Washington DC area Faculty Writing Retreat

2021 dates coming soon
The April 1, 2020 session was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Greater Washington DC area Faculty Writing Retreat 2020 (PDF)

Virtual Summer Writing Retreat
Summer 2021 dates coming soon
The 2020 Summer Retreat was held virtually on Thursdays throughout the summer.

June 24, 2020 VTNews: Virtual summer writing retreats bringing faculty together for ‘Thoughtful Thursdays’

Winter Virtual Faculty Writing
Retreat Winter 2022 dates to come
The Winter Virtual Writing Retreat was held on Jan 6-8, 2021, via Zoom.

2021 Winter Writing Retreat Schedule (PDF)