Please apply now! and through April 5, 2019
The MAWCA Directors' Retreat is an opportunity for directors and writing center professionals to focus on writing center projects in a retreat setting, to share meals with friends and fellow writers, and to get feedback from peers in the writing center community. Many of MAWCA's previous participants have successfully published their scholarship after Directors' Retreats, and we're glad so many return.
At the Directors' Retreat, we invite you to develop your scholarship, work on administrative tasks, redesign staff development, create new programs for your writing center, research topics related to WC programmatic or scholarly work, or focus your time in any way you see fit. Indeed, participants enjoy self-directed time, opting to enjoy working in communal spaces or choosing to turn off the wi-fi altogether.
The retreat takes place at Pendle Hill, a Quaker retreat center near Philadelphia, where MAWCA has held several retreats over the past five years.
New to the retreat this year is a tiered model for participation. Here are the options:
1) 5-day experience: $550, which includes accommodations in a private room for five nights, three meals a day for five days, and access to the retreat center's work spaces.
2) 4-day experience: $450, which includes accommodations in a private room for four nights, three meals a day for four days, and access to the retreat center's work spaces.
3) 3-day experience: $350, which includes accommodations in a private room for three nights, three meals a day for three days, and access to the retreat center's work spaces.
4) 5-day pass: $150, which includes three meals a day and access to the retreat center's work spaces daily. This experience is intended for professionals who live close to Pendle Hill and want to commute home each evening.
Parking onsite is free, and transportation is available via rail. 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 100-word description of your project and what you intend to accomplish over the course of the retreat, 3) a 100-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 is limited.