The Writing Center @ The University of Wisconsin - Madison
Writing Center Workshops
University of Wisconsin - Madison

A Writer's Retreat

If you need to make substantial progress on a writing project, then this workshop is a must for you!


Do you need to get moving with your term paper, dissertation, thesis, novel, research project, or other major writing project? It's time to make substantial progress, and time is exactly what our writer's retreats offer. Ditch the distractions and join a group of others all motivated to do one thing: putting hands on the keyboard and words on the page. Or, build your writing momentum with our October retreat. Get a jump on your Thanksgiving Break accomplishments with our November retreat.

Retreat participants will engage in brief goal-setting exercises followed by time to write in various spaces provided by the Writing Center, with Writing Center staff on hand for consultation. Registration is limited to 20 participants for each section, so sign up for one today!

Because demand for spots in these retreats is so high and because we would like to create opportunities for as many students as possible to participate, we ask you to register for only one retreat each semester. Thank you for understanding.

Intended Audience

Any undergraduate or graduate students who need to make significant progress on a writing project.


4 hours

Schedule for Spring 2015

Thursday, 2/5, 5:00–9:00 (Sec. 1)
Friday, 3/20, 1:00–5:00 (Sec. 2)
Saturday, 4/18, 9:00–1:00 (Sec. 3)
Tuesday, 5/5, 6:30–10:30 (Sec. 4)*—NEW TIME!

*Note: Section 4 is especially for undergraduate students and will begin in 6171 of Helen C. White Hall.

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