Albury-Wodonga Researcher Writing Retreat


By popular request, Academic Writing Month (#LTUacwrimo) will culminate in a three-day writing retreat held at the Albury-Wodonga campus (28 - 30 November 2018).

The retreat will be particularly useful for researchers with a clear writing goal who can sustain three days of independent writing and is unlikely to be suitable for graduate researchers in their first year of candidature.

The retreat is designed to give you time and space to focus on an individual writing project: a journal article, a conference paper, a book or thesis chapter. Most of the time, you will be writing quietly in a room with others, towards your own writing goal.

To support you reaching your goal, the retreat offers:

  • A meeting with your writing, and space away from the office to work without interruptions
  • All lunches, morning and afternoon teas are catered.
  • Opportunities to connect with other writers through the retreat.

What to bring

Bring to the retreat:

  • Your laptop and writing tools
  • A powerboard and extension cable.
  • If you use ergonomic or assistive equipment, please feel free to bring your own chair, footrest or auxiliaries
  • A plan for your three days of writing.

Accommodation

Participants may wish to stay on campus (cost extra, $40-55/night).  If you are interested in accommodation, please email The RED Team red.grs@latrobe.edu.au with the subject line ‘AW Retreat accommodation’.

Registration and Cost

The total cost for the retreat is $30.

Register here

Retreat Program

The Breakout Space (room 3105)

Where each day starts at 9am for a daily planning session. Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, and drinks, will be available throughout the retreat in The Breakout Space. Take a break, or connect with colleagues here.

Pomodoros and Workshops (room 3107)

If you want a 3-day Shut Up and Write, this is the place for facilitated writing using the Pomodoro Technique of timed writing sprints.

Silent Room (room 3101)

Sit and write in collegial silence. All phones and email alerts must be turned off. Be quiet and respectful of fellow writers if you need to move around the room.

Daily Schedule

Within the schedule, you are encouraged to take breaks regularly to maximise your productivity.

Time

Activity

9.00 - 9.30 am

Welcome.
Daily planning session and writing warm ups.

9.30 am - 11.00 am

Writing

11.00 am - 11.20am

Morning Tea (Catered fruit platter, coffee ordered by participants from La Moka Cafe that morning)
 11.20 am - 1.00pm
Writing

1.00 pm - 1.30 pm

Lunch (catered)

1.30 pm - 3.00 pm

Writing

3.00 pm - 3.20 pm

Afternoon tea (catered - sweets)

3.20 pm - 5.00pm

Writing

5.00 pm - 5.30 pm

Daily debrief/work-in-progress sessions