Staring at a blank page?

Spending too much time writing without getting much done?

Hoping to find joy in writing?

Thank you for joining us on Saturday March 2! Check back soon for our next Writing Retreat.

Gain momentum by writing productively for an entire day in a community of peers. Make good progress and learn a few strategies to boost efficiency at the same time.

We offer:

  • Spaces to write alone or with others
  • Consultations with writing instructors and librarians
  • A catered lunch for all registrants
  • Snacks, coffee, and conversation available in our coffee lounge all day long

Some of our optional offerings:

  • Mini-workshops (e.g., thesis statements, library research, effective revision techniques)
  • Walk and talk brainstorming sessions
  • Wellness breaks to boost mindfulness and creativity

Workshops being offered Saturday, March 2:

Procrastination, Writing Anxiety, and Getting Unstuck – presented by Susan Hopkirk

Joining Academic Conversations: Finding and Nurturing Your Voice – presented Ty Walkland

Developing a Solid Second Draft: Revision Tools for Everyone – presented by Marci Prescott-Brown

Raffle prizes to be won for those who arrive on time and spend the day with us!

Past Event:

Saturday, March 2nd

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

D.G. Ivey Library at 20 Willcocks Street

Open only to undergraduate New College students and students taking courses in New College programs (any NEW, AFR, CAR, CSE, BPM, WGS, HMB, JNH, JLN, JNS, JNR, JQR, JHN or JHA course).

Questions? Reach out to us at:

Last year’s students told us:

Diverse group of students sitting at desks listening to a writing instructor teaching

“It reminded me that writing doesn’t have to be an entirely overwhelming process.”

“I feel more able to plan my writing process and I learned some good anti-procrastination techniques.”

“The environment set up really worked for me, provided me with different places to work based on my needs. Also, I really liked peer interaction and breaks.”

“I feel more confident in my writing and more invested in building a writing community. “

90% of students surveyed rated the retreat as “Very Useful” (4 on a 4 point scale) in helping them make headway on their paper! We hope you’ll join us too!

We create the structure so that you make headway on your papers!

Check back for upcoming Writing Retreats!