Sponsored by The University of Alabama Writing Center and the Graduate School, the 2016 Dissertation Writers’ Retreat will provide support, mentoring, uninterrupted time, and a comfortable space to help graduate students:
· make substantial progress on a dissertations or thesis;
· improve their writing skills and writing process; and
· network with other graduate students at the dissertation or thesis stage.
Participating students will set writing goals at the start of the retreat, write for several hours each day, evaluate and improve their writing process, and share their progress with a supportive community of writers. Writing Center consultants will be on hand to offer feedback on students' work, and to help them improve their writing process, strategies, and style.
The retreat will run for three weeks, on Monday-Friday, May 9-May 27th, 2016, from 8:30-3:00 p.m. Lunch, snacks and beverages will be provided. The retreat costs $200 per participant, to be paid by the student's home department or faculty sponsor (not by the student!) Students can self-nominate and request to be funded by their home departments, or departments may nominate candidates and invite them to apply.
Students can apply online at the link below. They will need to upload a copy of their vita, and a letter from the advisor or graduate director indicating that the department has agreed to pay the cost of the writing retreat (an e-mail will suffice).
Here is the link to the online application
Priority will be given to candidates who
· are doctoral students (though master's and MFA students can apply);
· have completed their coursework, exams, and project proposal; and
· need writing time—not research time
For further information please contact Dr. Amy E. Dayton, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Dr. Cori Perdue, email@example.com.
The application deadline is Friday, April 1, 2016.
Check here often for news, events, and other opportunities.
Follow us on Twitter!