These writing retreats are for prioritizing writing time, receiving support for current writing projects, and moving projects forward.
Online Writing Retreats: Join for a Day or Multiple Days
The following are upcoming writing retreat dates:
Thursday, May 20th
Monday, May 24th
Tuesday, June 8th
Wednesday, June 9th
Thursday, June 10th
Friday, June 11th
Thursday, July 1st
Each day will follow the same structure—with times listed here in Eastern time:
10:00-11:00am — Introductions, grounding, freewriting, and goal review
11:00-1:00pm — Writing time: write on your own (alongside others via Zoom)
1:00-1:30pm — Lunch/break on your own
1:30-2:00pm — Optional guided meditation (yoga nidra) for resting and resetting
2:00-2:15pm — Group check-in
2:15-4:15pm — Your choice: Writing on your own or partner feedback in breakout rooms or one-with-one feedback with Beth
4:15-4:30pm — Wrapping up and well wishes
Why participate in an online writing retreat?
Like writing groups, through writing retreats, we invest in ourselves, in our work, and in our commitments.
Specifically, writing retreats have the potential to:
- Hold creative space for incubating, developing, and completing writing projects
- Build and strengthen relationships among writers across distance
- Maintain momentum for writing projects even when facing other due dates and demands on our time
- Provide just-in-time support, mentoring, and processing of what comes up through and around writing
- Co-create a life-giving writing environment where we can share ideas with engaged and supportive readers
To learn more about how I approach and why I believe in online writing spaces, check out “‘Hanging Out’: Cultivating Writing Groups Online,” a piece co-authored with former writing group members Tanya Cochran, Rasha Diab, and Thomas Ferrel.
When will the writing group be offered?
Currently, there are seven options attend a day-long writing retreat (or combine multiple days into a longer retreat): May 20, 24; June 8, 9, 10, 11; and July 1. I’ll release more dates for coming months, so check back.
You could register for one of these day-long retreats or attend multiple days.
Each day will start at 10am EST | 9am CST | 8am MST | 7am PST.
We’ll meet together for 6 and ½ hours, or until 4:30pm EST.
After registering, you’ll receive information about how to join via Zoom. Participants are encouraged to join with video because retreats are interactive experiences. We’ll be a small group, so expect to introduce yourself and talk about your work-in-progress.
Because there’s often vulnerability and intimacy involved in talking about writing, there will be no recordings. Thanks for holding space for your writing and for others’ writing as well.
What is the cost?
$45: One-day registration. And, yes: you can join multiple days! Just register for all the days you’d like to attend.
Who will facilitate the writing group?
This program is offered by Beth Godbee, Ph.D., a public educator and writer with deep commitments to social, racial, and environmental justice.
Beth brings years of experience as a writer and writing teacher (previously tenured professor in composition, rhetoric, and literacy studies). Beth has both participated in and led writing groups (in-person and online) and has worked in writing centers, community literacy programs, and writing across the curriculum programs for many years.
How can I learn more?
Contact Beth with any questions, concerns, or accessibility considerations.
And if you’d like to receive the discounted rate for this and future offerings, become a subscriber via Patreon.
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$45: Registration for Thursday, May 20th, $45: Registration for Monday, May 24th, $45: Registration for Tuesday, June 8th, $45: Registration for Wednesday, June 9th, $45: Registration for Thursday, June 10th, $45: Registration for Friday, June 11th, $45: Registration for Thursday, July 1st