Virtual Summer Stay Retreat

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June 20-22, 2022 

The Summer Stay Retreat is a unique opportunity for diverse scholars to experience an interdisciplinary and intense writing space. This experience will provide a challenging and supportive environment in the local area for dense writing time.  Writers must have a project in mind, and a set of achievable writing goals for each day. Writing coaches will be available to assist with achieving writing goals.


Participants will be able to enjoy writing in a virtual community with nationally known scholars available for consultations.


Applicants will submit a 2-page description of their project and an achievable but detailed set of goals for the 3 days experience. In detail, the application should include: (1) a short letter of interest, (2) 500 word explanation of the project, (3) description of writing goals for the experience, (4) a short bio (100-150 words), and (5) a current CV. 

The experience is limited to 12 participants and selections will take into consideration the interdisciplinary nature of the group, quality of project, goal setting, and inclusion of faculty across career stages. Eligibility is prioritized for DRN members.

 Apply here now!

Deadline to apply: April 16, 2022

Summer Stay Video


    I feel like I’m a writer; these retreats have certainly help to cultivate that identity.

worked as a writing rehab; got me back to writing, great venue; flexible schedule; friendly & helpful consultants and organizer; motivating colleagues!

It was really nice to getting to meet and write with other faculty of color. Too often we’re stuck in our own silos and don’t extend our networks beyond our department.