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Professional Writing Retreats

2007 Professional Writing Retreat B

Application Deadline: March 19, 2007
To submit your application, go to:


This retreat is designed to help writers near the end of the writing process. Like Retreat A, it focuses on writing about the teaching profession. This retreat, however, is tailored for writers who have a completed draft. The retreat leadership seeks participants who are most ready to make good use of the time and support provided at the retreat.

To apply, applicants must submit an electronic copy of their completed manuscript. Applicants will be notified of the selection team's decision by Friday, April 27, 2007.

Your complete application will consist of

Application Questions

Please answer the following questions (limit: 2 pages).

  1. At what school do you currently work? Which department?
  2. Provide a brief summary of your draft.
  3. Tell us about your publication goals for your manuscript. Are there specific journals or other publications that you are intersted in? What kinds of assistance do you anticipate needing?
  4. How would you describe the potential relevance of your writing to your colleagues, your local writing project site, or your school community?
  5. OPTIONAL: If you've been involved in a professional writing retreat at your site, or if you plan to provide leadership at your site in this area, briefly describe your activities and/or plans.

Letter of Support

This application requires a brief letter from the director or co-director of your site indicating support for your continued writing and leadership at the site. Please ask your site director or co-director to respond to the email inquiry he or she will receive after you have submitted your writing retreat application online. Your application will not be complete until we receive your letter of support.

Submission Instructions

Participation in Writing Retreat B is by online application only. In order to submit your application, type your answers in a word processing program and save the document. You may either upload this file as an attachment to your application or copy and paste the text manually into the text box provided.


The pool of participants chosen will be as representative as possible of the geographic, racial, and ethnic diversity of the writing project. It will include teacher-consultants and site leaders—kindergarten through university—with a range of writing interests, experience, and content-area knowledge.

Retreat B is limited to 15 participants.