ADVANCE Writing Retreat

Have you ever felt like you could get that article finished if you just had the time? Carving out time for writing during the semester is challenging, especially given our teaching schedules at Murray State. Even during the summer, it's tough to get our academic writing done. Make your scholarship a priority by participating in the ADVANCE writing retreat this summer. A writing retreat is an opportunity to focus on starting or completing a project by allocating dedicated time to scholarship. Focus on your research for a week in a quiet environment with limited distractions. Then continue that momentum through the summer. You'll be amazed at what you can accomplish with a week of dedicated writing time. 

2022 ADVANCE Writing Retreat

June 13-17, 2022

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Join other women faculty who are looking for dedicated time and space to invest in their writing at the 2022 ADVANCE Writing Retreat. The program will be accepting 10 applicants to participate in a 9 week writing program, starting with a one week in person retreat with writing coaches from Cathy Mazak’s writing team, June 13th-17th. A writing coach will kick-off your retreat with training around goal-setting and small group writing coaching with retreat participants. Cathy's team of experienced writing coaches will check in daily with retreat participants, helping them to adjust goals and make a plan for the next day. Our final day check-in will focus on how participants can leverage their writing retreat experience to improve their everyday writing practice. This will be followed by 8 weeks of self-managed writing, and conclude with a follow up meeting in August.
Cathy Mazak and her team of experienced writing coaches will be guiding you through your retreat. Cathy Mazak was a tenured, full professor when she founded Cathy Mazak, LLC, a professional development company for womxn professors, researchers, and doctoral students. Cathy and her team are dedicated to changing the way that academic womxn leverage writing and publication to create the careers and lives they want through courses and group coaching programs. Cathay hosts the popular podcast, Academic Womxn Amplified, and the 14,000+ member I Should Be Writing Facebook Group.

"MSU ADVANCE hosted its first annual Writing Retreat May 11-15, 2020. Eleven enthusiastic participants from across the MSU campus spent the week writing and focusing on their research. We checked in by Zoom twice a day and accomplished a lot. It takes a lot of dedication to start something like this the week after finals and we were very impressed by everyone's passion for their work. Great job all!!!" Dr. Maeve McCarthy

"The ADVANCE writing retreat was a great way to kick off the first week of summer with a single-minded focus on research and writing."  Dr. Ali Hendley

"The writing retreat has helped me focus on my research work. The motivation I received while working and connecting with other participants, encouraged me to make tremendous progress towards submitting a manuscript for publication." Dr. Rupkatha Bardhan



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