Ohio University


Graduate Writing Retreats are open to fifteen participants who are writing theses, dissertations, grants, and journal articles. Any graduate student may apply, but priority will be assigned based on relevancy of the retreat theme to the writer's project and current stage of work. Doctoral students will normally receive preference over master's students.

Retreats run daily from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM and participants must commit to come for the entire retreat. Each day includes brief instruction on writing, short lessons on stress or time management, and plenty of structured writing time. We also have writing tutors available each afternoon specifically to work with retreat participants. All retreats are facilitated by Dr. Talinn Phillips, Associate Professor of English and Director of the GWRC. Refreshments are provided. Retreat applications are available here.

Our 1804 grant funding has now concluded and we do not have funding available for future retreats at this time. If your department, school, or college is interested in sponsoring a retreat for your students, please contact Dr. Phillips at tiller@ohio.edu to explore this possibility. Past retreats have focused on writing literature reviews, dissertation proposals, and on overcoming writing obstacles. New retreats on, e.g. developing a journal article or grant could be developed on request.

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