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Writing Retreats

The Writing Center hosts a series of Writing Retreats for faculty and graduate students each semester. We offer retreats in different formats, and with different levels of support, so that participants can choose what works best for their situations.

Weekend Writing Retreats offer two full days of uninterrupted writing time on Saturday and Sunday. They are designed to give participants an opportunity to stay on schedule with their writing, even in the middle of the semester. ($50 program fee)

Evening Writing Retreats offer five days of writing in the evenings. Evening Retreats are open to all, but they are offered especially for writers who work during the day and cannot participate in our longer, daytime retreats. ($50 program fee)

Week-long Writing Retreats offer five workdays of uninterrupted writing time. We provide a dedicated space, two meals, and we minimize distractions, so participants can focus on making progress on their writing. ($75 program fee)

Full-Length Writing Retreats offer 8-10 days of writing over a two-week period. The full-length retreats are our most intensive retreats. In addition to offering extra hours, we also offer extra support, in the form of faculty mentors who help participants set goals, and who provide feedback on drafts. The Full-length Writing Retreats are designed to help participants make substantial progress towards completing their writing projects. They are open to everyone, but they were designed particularly to help writers who are stalled, isolated, off-track, or working towards project completion. ($100 program fee for Temple students | $125 program fee for Temple faculty. REGISTRATION MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE APRIL 11TH TO BE PAIRED WITH AN ADVISOR.)

During each retreat we provide two meals (four during the full-length retreat), snacks, a variety of drinks, computers, writing space, and dedicated time to write. During our full-length retreats we also provide access to faculty mentors to help individuals set writing goals for the two weeks and offer writing feedback.

Upcoming Writing Retreats:

December 13-14, 2014 (Saturday 9a-5p | Sunday 12-7p)

January 17-18, 2015 (Saturday 9a-5p | Sunday 12-7p)

February 7-8, 2015 (Saturday 9a-5p | Sunday 12-7p)

March 2-6, 2015 (Monday-Friday 9a-4p)

April 11-12, 2015 (Saturday 9a-5p | Sunday 12-7p)

May 11-22, 2015 (Monday-Friday 9a-4p)

To register for an upcoming Writing Retreat, please complete the registration form.

If you have questions about any of the Writing Retreats, please contact Lorraine Savage at

Non-Temple Students and Faculty can attend our Retreats. The fee scale for
non-Temple faculty and graduate students is as follows:
Weekend Retreats: $65 program fee
Evening Retreats: $65 program fee
Spring Break and Summer I Retreats: $100 program fee
Full Length Retreats: $300 ($250 program fee + $50 non-refundable deposit)