Search This Blog

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Scholarly Writing Retreat


August 2-7, 2008

Portland, Oregon

This year's writing retreat will build on the successes of past retreats. Most participants will
arrive Friday, August 1. The retreat is five full days, beginning Saturday morning and
ending Wednesday afternoon. The purpose of the retreat is for participants to arrive
with a project partially or fully drafted and leave with a manuscript prepared for submission
(to a professional conference, an academic journal, an advisor, a granting institution, etc).
This may include everything from scholarly research articles to grant writing to finishing
that last chapter of your thesis, dissertation, or book. Whatever your project, if you are interested in building a writing community with peers in your and related fields in a supportive atmosphere while improving your writing and research skills, then the Scholarly Writing Retreat is for you.

Early Registration: $350.00 per person
Early Registration Deadline: June 1, 2008

Registration Includes: Structured discussion seminars, editorial support, reading materials,
basic writing materials (paper, pens, pencils, printer, etc), breakfasts and lunches.
What You Need to Bring: Paper/Project in progress, research materials, laptop or some
other word processor (we have access to a limited number of laptops for those who need them).

Location: Lewis & Clark College, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 768-7188
Directions: Here are directions from the Portland International Airport. If you are not flying to
Portland I would recommend Google Maps or Mapquest.

Accomodation Suggestions: 1.Pioneer Square is a popular downtown Portland location, close to Powell's Books, and offers several hotel options such as the Vintage Plaza or the Mark Spencer or the Hotel Monaco that would provide excellent accomodations. You can also search for hotels near Pioneer Square on expedia. In addition, Lewis and Clark College has special rates with many hotels near pioneer square. Just click here to get a list of hotels. When you contact the hotel simply ask for the Lewis and Clark College rate. 2. University Place: This is a bit of a walk to Pioneer Square, but it offers moderate prices for accomodation within walking distance of downtown Portland and Powell's Books.

Transportation: It is the participant's responsibility to arrange transportation. Lewis & Clark College is approximately 6 miles from downtown Portland, but there is no public transportation between downtown and Lewis & Clark during the summer months. Carpooling has been arranged in the past. Please contact me if you are interested in carpooling.

For more information please contact:

G. Mitchell Reyes, Ph.D.
Department of Communication, MSC 35
Lewis & Clark College
0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd
Portland, Or 97219

No comments: