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Faculty Writers Retreat (in-house) July 2016

July 5th – 7th, 2016

Regional Writing Centre, UL


Do you have a paper that you would like to finish before the summer ends?

Are e-mails, Facebook and the internet distracting you from your writing?

Are you feeling demotivated by writing alone?

If so, Faculty Writers’ Retreat may be just what you need to get you back on the ‘write’ track!


The Faculty Writers’ Retreat is an ‘in-house’, non-residential retreat, which takes place in the Writers’ Space in the Regional Writing Centre, UL (C1-065). Similar to the writers’ retreats run by CTL, the purpose of the retreat will be to 'kick-start' the writing process for interested faculty who are struggling to start, to progress or to finish a coherent piece of work (e.g. a journal article or a book chapter).

The Writers’ Retreat provides a facilitative, supportive environment for faculty to write for publication. In addition, writing as a member of a group, where distractions such as e-mail are minimised, serves as an additional incentive and creates a productive work atmosphere.

In order to get the most out of the retreat, you will have to make a serious commitment to partake in the full three days (July 5th to 7th, 9am to 5pm). Participants will be expected to do as much preparation as possible in advance of the retreat so as to maximise time for writing, and each participant should also be prepared to share in seminar format something of the struggles and triumphs of their writing process during the retreat. Some structured short seminars, advice on writing and individual reviews will form part of the programme.

The Faculty Writers’ Retreat will take place in the Writers’ Space in the Regional Writing Centre (C1-065). The Centre will supply a space with distractions kept to a minimum. This means that no e-mail, phones, Facebook, Twitter, etc., will be allowed during the writing sessions.

Tea/coffee and snacks will be provided. If any of you have specific food requirements, we encourage you to bring your own snacks so that you will be nourished as you write.

You will need to bring your own laptops, and of course, you should bring any writing and reading material which you need.


Taking part in Faculty Writers’ Retreat is free of charge; however, a €50 deposit is collected in order to secure your place and encourage participants to complete the full programme. This will be returned to you following full completion of the programme.

Please note: cheques should be made payable to the University of Limerick and will be returned in full on the last day of Writers’ Week. The deposit should accompany the Registration Form. Under no circumstances should cash be sent by post.

Registration Procedure

  • Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Places are limited so please apply quickly.
  • Applicants are required to submit the Registration Form – available here.
  • A €50 deposit is required to complete registration;
  • Registration deadline: Friday, 24th June at 16:00.

If you have any further queries, please contact

Registration Form – available here.