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Finding inspiration

  • A Queen's faculty member speaks during one of the small group discussions at the Faculty Writing Retreat, held at the Donald Gordon Centre.
    A Queen's faculty member speaks during one of the small group discussions at the Faculty Writing Retreat, held at the Donald Gordon Centre.
  • Susan Korba, Director of Student Academic Success Services: Learning Strategies and the Writing Centre, talks about the external and internal factors that affect academic writing.
    Susan Korba, Director of Student Academic Success Services: Learning Strategies and the Writing Centre, talks about the external and internal factors that affect academic writing.
  • Claire Hooker, Writing and Learning Strategist, leads one of the small group discussions during the Faculty Writing Retreat hosted by the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research).
    Claire Hooker, Writing and Learning Strategist, leads one of the small group discussions during the Faculty Writing Retreat hosted by the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research).

Faculty members at Queen’s had another opportunity to hone their academic writing skills and boost their organizational ability during the Faculty Writing Retreat, coordinated by the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research), on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Donald Gordon Conference Centre.

Designed for the busy scholar, at any stage of their career, the writing retreat offered small group discussions with colleagues from across the university, one-on-one consultations with University Research Services and the Writing Centre, as well as blocks of uninterrupted writing time.

Now in its third year, this year’s event involved approximately 60 faculty members. Past participants have reported reaching their writing goals, such as completing research funding applications and finishing manuscripts. Topics of discussion included “Finding and Protecting Your Writing Time” and “Generating Content/Writing Through Blocks/Getting Started.”