Winter 2021 Writing Retreat

FGSR Winter Writing Retreat


Ready to write?

Make this Reading Week a productive writing week by taking part in FGSR’s virtual writers’ retreat. Featuring practical talks, health breaks, consultations with experts, and lots of quiet time for writing, this Zoom-based retreat will help you regain momentum on your major writing project.

Dates: Tuesday, February 16 to Friday, February 19, 2021
Times: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Questions? Contact Dena

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Schedule

The writing retreat runs afternoons during Winter Reading Week (Feb. 16 to 19), but not on Family Day (Monday, Feb. 15). An overview of activities will appear here soon.

Session/Date Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Opening

12:00 p.m.
Welcome (Bryan Hogeveen, FGSR)

12:00 p.m.
Welcome (Rob Desjardins, FGSR)
12:00 p.m.
Welcome (Bryan Hogeveen, FGSR)
12:00 p.m.
Welcome (Bryan Hogeveen, FGSR)
Presentation

12:05 p.m.
"Clocking in (and out): Time Management Tips for Graduate Writers" (Jonathan Simmons, ASC)

12:05 p.m.
"Writing Clearly (for others)" (Stephen Kuntz, ASC)

12:05 p.m.
"Tackling Perfectionism with Non-Linear Writing Strategies" (Kate Pratt, ASC)
12:05 p.m.
"Q and A Panel: Writing from a Student's Perspective"
Free Writing Begins 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m.
Daily
Puppy-Cam

2:00 p.m.
(available for 30 minutes)

2:00 p.m.
(available for 30 minutes)
2:00 p.m.
(available for 30 minutes)
2:00 p.m.
(available for 30 minutes)
Closing Activity

3:30 p.m.
Wrap-Up and Group Discussion (Bryan Hogeveen, Vice Dean, FGSR)

3:00 p.m.
Presentation: "Basic Health Management" (Jason Murray, CCS); Wrap-Up and Group Discussion (Rob Desjardins, FGSR)
3:30 p.m.
Wrap-Up and Group Discussion (Bryan Hogeveen, Vice Dean, FGSR)
3:30 p.m.
Wrap-Up and Group Discussion (Bryan Hogeveen, Vice Dean, FGSR)


Meet our presenters

  • Bryan Hogeveen is Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Jonathan Simmons is a graduate writing specialist in the Academic Success Centre
  • Stephen Kuntz is Associate Director of the Academic Success Centre
  • Kate Pratt is a graduate writing specialist in the Academic Success Centre
  • Jason Murray is manager of Counselling and Clinical Services
  • Information on other presenters will be available soon