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Professional Writing Retreats Events

2010 Professional Writing Retreats

July 15–18, 2010

Spend July 15–18, 2010 at Professional Writing Retreat A or B. This year the two retreats will run concurrently.

The NWP Professional Writing Retreats focus on writing about the profession of teaching, giving teachers a chance to write about their practice, analyze and draw conclusions about policy, enter into discussions about school reform, talk about literacy and learning, and address a variety of concerns about teaching writing. Facilitators and guest editors provide support and coaching on site. Participants have long stretches of time to write and receive feedback from their writing group.

Retreat A participants

  • Are in the draft stage of the writing process but have a clear idea of what they will write
  • Choose a target audience or publication
  • Revise to refine concepts in their piece.

Retreat B participants

  • Are near the end of the writing process and have a completed draft
  • Edit for accurate and effective documentation
  • Revise for a target journal or publication
  • Edit for clarity, economy, style, and precision.


NWP covers the cost of meals and double-occupancy rooms. Participants are responsible for travel costs and incidentals (local sites are encouraged to help with travel expenses).

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