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Faculty Writing Spaces

As a way of developing an active writing community at the university, the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development sponsors Writing Spaces, a program that welcomes faculty from all ranks and disciplines to write together in a collegial, focused environment. Each meeting includes discussion about goals, blocks of writing time, and a lunchtime workshop.

Writing Spaces will be held on the third Friday of each month. Each retreat will be held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Charles J. Hoff Alumni Scholarship Center on East Campus. Parking is immediately adjacent and participants may come and go as they please throughout the day.

Each Writing Spaces retreat follows this schedule:

9-9:15 a.m.Introductions and Goal Setting
9:15-11:45 a.m.Focused Writing Time
11:45 a.m.-NoonAccountability Session
Noon-1 p.m.
Lunch & Workshop (see topics by date, below)
1-1:15 p.m.Goal Setting
1:15-3:45 p.m.Focused Writing Time
3:45-4 p.m.Accountability Session and Wrap Up

If you are interested in joining the Writing Spaces listserv or have questions about the retreats, please email: or


Retreat dates and lunchtime discussion topics for the year include: