About Writing Retreats

Students and academics can find it difficult to plan writing time – and even when the time is planned, distractions occur and time is lost to other more immediate tasks and meetings. Writing retreats are one way of providing opportunity to prioritise writing and progress with research outputs.

I discovered the benefits of structured writing retreats after reading about and attending one of Professor Rowena Murray’s retreats. This led to me completing Professor Murray’s facilitator training. Since then, I have facilitated retreats for several universities, including the Universities of Northampton, Manchester and Liverpool.