SPAIS Online Writing Retreat

21 June 2022, 9.30 AM - 21 June 2022, 2.30 PM

Please note this event is open to SPAIS staff on any Pathway (1/2/3) and any SPAIS PGR students only.

For those that might like to join we are planning to hold another SPAIS Online Writing Retreat on Tuesday 21st June 2022 via Zoom, with three sessions scheduled between 09:30 and 14:30 and each of the three sessions comprised of: 

  • 15 minutes approx. at the beginning of each session as a group for participants to catch up with each other and informally discuss goals for the sessions
  • Then 60 minutes of individual writing time and space, to work on any form of research-related writing: initial drafting, re-drafting, new work or ongoing, or could be time devoted to planning, all entirely at individual discretion of course and based around whatever you want to work on

Then back online as group for up to 15 minutes at the end of the retreat to collectively compare notes and share thoughts, ideas, and experiences from the individual writing time. 

Staff on any Pathway (1/2/3) and any PGR students are all very welcome to join, either for the full retreat or just for those sessions that suit your availability as preferred - please see the sign-up sheet here for the precise session times and to sign up for one or more of the sessions. 

(Any problems with accessing the sign-up sheet, please email me direct at and I will try to fix!) 

Closer to the time I'll then send a calendar invite for the session(s) you've signed up for, the invite will include the Zoom link for joining the retreat. 

If you are interested in the Online Writing Retreat but unable to sign up due to other commitments (appreciate and conscious that the date/times won’t suit everyone), please do feel free to email me at to let me know. That would still be helpful in terms of gauging appetite for this kind of activity within the School. 

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