RETREATS

CHAPELGARTH ESTATE
 SINCE 1909
WRITING RETREATS 
FOR ACADEMIC WRITING

14-16 February 2018

Prof. Rowena Murray's first Academic Retreat in North Yorkshire will be based on her well-established structured programme. At Chapelgarth Estate, academic retreat venue coordinator 
Dr Marcella Sutcliffe will be on hand to welcome all attendants and provide any support needed before and during their stay.

Registration Form
How to prepare for your academic retreat:

Retreat works best, when you:

Focus exclusively on writing
Agree not to use internet in the writing room
Have specific goals, i.e. sections of paper or chapter, in terms of number of words
Define and discuss content and structure for writing sub-goals
Take stock of your achievements of these goals throughout the programme
Discuss your writing-in-progress – mutual peer support

Before you go to the retreat

Decide on a writing project


Review the retreat programme: plan writing tasks for timeslots in each day
Do reading and other preparation
Get notes, plans, outlines etc. together
Outline the structure of your paper/chapter
Download what you need, as wifi is intermittent in the room where we write.

*Rowena Murray and Mary Newton, ‘Writing retreat as structured intervention: margin or mainstream?’ Higher Education Research and Development Online Publication Date: 01 October 2009

Arrive at the venue around 4/4.30pm for 5pm meeting for:
Introductions, laptop set up, 5-minute writing warm up, goal setting discussion + 1 hour of writing.

Prices are per person

Single accommodation with en-suite bathroom £ 340 (shared £250)
Single accommodation - £ 290
Shared use (double, twin or dorm) - £ 200 each
The programme uses fixed time slots for writing and discussions.
This is the time table used at the retreats.

Day 1 
17:00-17:30 Introductions, writing warm up, setting goals
17:30-18:30 Writing
19:30 Evening Meal
   
Day 2 
08:30 Breakfast
09:15-09:30 Planning
09:30-11:00 Writing
11:00-11:30 Morning break
11:30-12:30 Writing
12:30-14:00 Break
12:30-13:15 Activity: walk, run, play tennis – you choose
13.15-14.00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Writing
15:30-16:00 Afternoon break
16:00-17:30 Writing
19:30 Evening Meal
   
Day 3
08.30 Breakfast
09:15-09:30 Planning
09:30-11:00 Writing
11:00-11:30 Morning break
11:30-12:30 Writing
12:30-13:15 Activity: walk, run, play tennis – you choose
13:15-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Writing
15:30-16:30 Break, taking stock, outputs, feedback, plans.
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