WOCAP Overnight Writing Retreat: June 9-10, 2016

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June 9, 2016 - 8:00am - June 10, 2016 - 3:30pm
Maumee Bay Lodge, 1750 Park Road 2, Oregon, OH 43616

Registration is now closed.


This is a 2 day (overnight) writing retreat hosted by the Women of Color in the Academy Project, targeted to women of color faculty and postdocs. Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center is in Maumee Ohio, about 1 hour drive from Ann Arbor. This will be a fantastic opportunity to get writing done in a beautiful setting, amidst your hardworking colleagues! We will also have time over our meals and short breaks to get to know one another. Please indicate any dietary needs or special requests.

What people enjoyed about last year's writing retreat:

  • Everything! The atmosphere--the social connections and the physical location. The chance to get work done without interruption. The very valuable feeling of community.
  • The atmosphere of collective efforts to make progress in each's work. The seriousness of purpose and supportive atmosphere.
  • Dedicated writing time. Terrific and airy atmosphere. Being and working in the company of other like-minded individuals.

Cost for 2-Day Retreat (includes room and meals listed below):

$85 for a shared room (two people/double occupancy)

$135 for a single room (single occupancy)

$55 daily rate (no overnight stay)

If cost is prohibitive, please contact Debbie Willis at willisds@umich.edu for partial scholarship information.

Registration Deadline

Registration deadline for a guaranteed space is Monday, May 9 at 12pm. Please register as early as possible.

Transportation​: ​We hope to carpool to this event.

Schedule (tentative):

Thursday, June 9, 2015 - Agenda

8:00 am- 9:00 am Warm Breakfast
9:00 am-12:00 pm Writing
12:00 pm-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm-5:00 pm Writing
5:00 pm-6:00 pm Break
6:00 pm-7:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm-9:00 pm (Optional group activity)

Friday, June 10, 2015 - Agenda

8:00 am-9:00 am Warm Breakfast
9:00 am-12:00 pm Writing
12:00 pm-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm-3:00 pm Writing
3:00 pm Wrap-up

NOTE: You must select one option in order to proceed with registration.