The Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association

Apply for the May 22-26, 2017 Writers' Retreat

  • 31 Mar 2017
  • 26 Apr 2017
  • Pendle Hill, Wallingford, PA


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Please apply now! and through April 26, 2017

The MAWCA writers' retreat will be held May 22 - 26, 2017 at Pendle Hill retreat center in Wallingford, PA.

The Writer's Retreat is an opportunity for writers at all levels to have a week to focus on a writing project in a retreat setting, to take a break from the Internet if desired, to share meals with friends and fellow writers, and to get feedback from peers in the writing center community.

The retreat will take place at Pendle Hill, a Quaker retreat center near Philadelphia where MAWCA has held several retreats over the past five years.

MAWCA is especially eager to provide opportunities for our colleagues who are working toward publication of scholarship in our field. Four articles have been published in Writing Center Journal from projects members worked on at our retreats. In order to be accepted, your project does not have to be fully fledged. We welcome writers at all stages of the process from initial research and literature review through final drafting.

We will provide a full scholarship for two student attendees, all expenses paid.

For professionals, we are open to working with you to adjust the cost of the retreat according to need. 

The cost of the retreat is $450, which includes room and three meals a day! Parking onsite is free, and transportation is available via rail. Please apply if you are able to take a week away for your writing. The selection process is peer reviewed, you will receive an acceptance letter that may be helpful in applying for travel funding from your university.

When you click through to apply, you will be requested to submit: 1) name and contact information, 2) a 250-word description of your project and what you intend to accomplish over the course of the retreat, 3) a 250-word description of the importance of your project to your own professional and scholarly development and to MAWCA, and 4) the stage of your project.

Acceptances are rolling, and will begin as soon as applications are submitted. If your project meets the criteria listed above, we will contact you to discuss costs and your goals and needs.

Space for this event is limited to 10 participants.

MAWCA is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity. 
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