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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 2020 Events

Fall Session Retreat

Dates coming soon

Winter Session Retreat

2021 dates coming soon

Additional 2020-21 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)

Spring Break Faculty Writing Retreat
2021 dates coming soon
The March 12-13, 2020 session was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Spring Break 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’