Sponsored by The University of Alabama Writing Center and Graduate School, the 2019 Dissertation Writers’ Retreat will provide support, mentoring, uninterrupted time, and a comfortable space to help you:
• make substantial progress on your dissertations or thesis;
• improve your writing skills and writing process; and
• connect with other graduate students at the dissertation or thesis stage.
You will set writing goals at the start of the retreat, write for several hours each day, evaluate and improve your writing process, and share your progress with a supportive community of writers. Writing Center consultants will be on hand to offer feedback on your work and to help you improve your writing process, strategies, and style.
The retreat will run for three weeks, Monday-Thursday, May 6-May 23, 2019, from 8:15-3:15 p.m. each day. Lunch, snacks and beverages will be provided.
The retreat costs $200 per participant, to be paid by your department or faculty sponsor (not by the student!)
To apply, you should complete the online registration and upload a current CV, as well as a brief letter (or e-mail) from your advisor or graduate director, confirming that you are ABD, and that if you are accepted into the retreat, your department has agreed to pay the cost of the retreat.
The application deadline is Friday, April 12, 2019.
Due to the intensive nature of this retreat, enrollment is limited.