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Dissertation Writers’ Retreats

A square image promoting the annual Dissertation Retreat SeriesThe Writing Studio’s dissertation writers’ retreat series provides dissertating graduate students with time to work individually in a quiet, collegial atmosphere. During retreats, we couple ample writing time with optional, one-on-one consultations and daily workshops meant to focus writers on their argumentation, chapter structure, and daily writing goals. We hold an annual week-long retreat during the summer and mini-retreats during fall and spring breaks.

Information about upcoming or recent retreats can be found below.


Summer Dissertation Writers’ Retreat

Summer Dissertation Writers’ Retreat

June 6-10, 2022

Sponsored by The Graduate School and                                    

The College of Arts and Science Dean’s Office 

The Writing Studio will host a dissertation writers’ retreat June 6-10. The retreat is designed to provide dissertating students with a community of support and opportunities for goal setting and skill building alongside loosely structured time to work individually on writing projects. Graduate students working on master’s theses and other advanced writing projects are also welcome to participate. We will couple ample writing time with optional daily workshops and one-on-one writing consultations. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

To participate, please complete a registration form: https://redcap.link/p1pwx9uo. Registration is required by Tuesday, May 24. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by Friday, May 27 and asked to confirm their participation by Tuesday, May 31.

Retreat Schedule

9:00 Morning Check-In

9:20-Noon Writing Time

Noon- 1:00 Lunch

1:00- 2:00 Optional Daily Workshop

2:00-3:50 Writing Time

2:00-3:50 Optional One-On-One Writing Consultations

3:50 End of Day Check-In

Questions? Please contact simone.mccarter@vanderbilt.edu.