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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.

In 2020-2021, virtual Writing Spaces retreats will be held on the third Friday of each month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m using Slack and Zoom.

Each Writing Spaces retreat follows this schedule:

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

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: