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Research, Retreat, Write, Repeat: 2024

Wed. Aug. 14 08:30 AM - Thu. Aug. 15 04:30 PM
Contact: Rachel Keijzer and Lauren Bosc
Location: Pineridge Hollow

Purpose: This two-day writing retreat is a professional development event intended to facilitate scholars’ immersion in writing by providing dedicated time and space for writing and support from Research Office staff.

Date: August 14 and 15, 2024

Venue: Pineridge Hollow, see here for directions (App-based directions are not always accurate!)

  • Quiet/silent space: Spruce Forest Room: a geodesic dome, furnished and nestled in the woods
  • Talking space: The Village Studio: an open concept studio that includes a kitchenette, featuring large windows with lots of natural light.
  • Other spaces: Pineridge Hollow includes forest trails, gardens, restaurants, gift shops, and a petting farm. There are ample spaces suitable for writing outside the spaces booked specifically for the Writing Retreat.
  • Parking: Ample free parking is available on-site

Flexible Schedule:

  • Arrive as early as 8:30
  • Spaces reserved specifically for the Writing Retreat are available from 8:30-4:30
  • If you wish, explore the grounds, discuss your writing with a colleague, or join a workshop (no registration required)


  • Coffee, tea, water, and lunch will be provided
  • If desired, many dining, drinking and snacking options are available, including Pineridge Hollow’s restaurant, Nuburger, Empty Cup, Hildegard’s Bakery, The Farmer’s Kitchen Grocery Store, The Square Pub and Eatery.

Experts Available: TBC

Items you many want to bring:

  • Fully charged laptop + charging cord + extension cord
  • Any resources you need to write (some spaces do not have WIFI for fewer distractions)
  • Headphones or earplugs
  • Comfortable shoes (the path to the Spruce Forest Room is not paved!)
  • Sunscreen, bug spray
  • A chair, seat, or blanket if you intend on finding your own space on the grounds

 To register: complete this form

  • Spots are limited. 
  • Some spots are reserved for first-time attendees.
  • Some spots are reserved for ECRs.
  • Spots will be given using a first come, first served basis.
  • The Research Office will confirm your spot.