Call for Applications – Faculty Writing Retreat

Call for applications: 2014 CILA Summer Writing RetreatPower of Words

Access the 2014 CILA summer writing retreat form click here.

Are you working on developing a work-in-progress, revising a conference presentation for publication, revising with referee feedback for resubmission, or redirecting a rejected manuscript this summer?

The 2014 CILA Summer Writing Retreat – led by Director of Writing and Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Diane LeBlanc – provides structured writing time in a distraction-free atmosphere among supportive colleagues. Participants meet every day as  a group for coaching, editing, inspiration and support, and then work individually on projects for the week of June 9-13 from 9am to 3:30pm. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments are included, as well as an opening dinner and closing reception. A few residential positions are available for those who may wish to stay overnight at Larson House during the retreat. All participants will receive a modest stipend. Opportunities for follow-up will be available through the program.

This opportunity is open to St. Olaf Assistant Professors on the tenure-track, newly tenured and non-tenure track faculty from all disciplines and faculties. Space is limited, so if you are interested, please complete this form by Friday, May 16, 2014. Please contact if you have any further questions.

Last year’s Summer Writing Retreat participants unanimously responded that they would “definitely recommend” the retreat to other faculty, and all participants gave it the highest possible overall rating of “excellent.” Some of their comments are below:

“I got a lot of writing done! It was pretty intense, but I had something to show for my efforts by the end of the week.” 

“I made significant progress on several writing projects. The retreat was definitely inspirational.”

“Diane was amazing, and the readings were fantastic (although I initially recoiled at reading them!). The house setting was wonderful, and the meals were outstanding!”

“Honestly, this was life changing for me. Reintroduced myself to writer self. Thank you!”