Writing Retreat for Teachers

Writing Retreat for Teachers 2017-05-12T20:41:47+00:00

Project Description

This workshop is offered in response to requests from teachers who would like to give time to their own writing within a congenial community. Working independently, with partners, or in writing groups, on fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, participants have an opportunity to write, read, and reflect in beautiful surroundings. Anyone who would like to generate new writing and/or develop and refine their poetry or prose is welcome. Part of the retreat ethos is to offer the space for writers—new and experienced—to build confidence and explore and generate work, while also discussing revision strategies with supportive colleagues. Evening readings by participants and guests provide further enrichment. Spending the week immersed in writing and the writing process will help participating writer-teachers to imagine new ways to teach their own students narrative structures, characterization, active listening, and new strategies for responding to writing.

Previous participation in Writing and Thinking or Writing to Learn is a prerequisite.

Writing and Thinking Workshops
Sunday through Friday, July 9-14

Early-bird fee: $1,350
The early-bird payment deadline is June 1, 2017.

Regular fee (after June 1): $1,500

Early-bird Commuter fee*: $1,050
Regular Commuter fee* (after June 1): $1,200

Registration fees must be paid in full before or at workshop check-in on July 9.

Fees include tuition, materials, a single-occupancy room on the Bard campus, and meals beginning with Sunday dinner and ending with Saturday breakfast.

*Commuter fee includes tuition, materials, and week-day lunches only.

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Cancellation Policy: For cancellations up to a week before the workshop, IWT will refund the full workshop fee, minus the $60 non-refundable deposit required at registration.

No refunds can be given for cancellations made later than a week before the event.