Pen to Paper Academic Writing Retreat for Engaged Scholars

Posted by Indiana Campus Compact on August 10, 2015

Pen to Paper is an academic writing retreat designed to provide time, space, and resources to help faculty, professional staff and graduate students working on (or planning for) journal manuscripts about service and community-engaged scholarship. During the two-day retreat participants have time to discuss ideas with journal editors, receive mentoring from faculty coaches, share ideas with colleagues and peers, and write.

The program is designed to accommodate 15-20 participants in each track; therefore space is limited to 40 total. The retreat will be located at Bay Pointe Inn in Shelbyville, MI on scenic Gun Lake (near Kalamazoo, MI; less than an hour by car from Grand Rapids, MI and slightly over an hour from Lansing, MI)

This year, Pen to Paper will offer two tracks: Planning to Write and Manuscript-Ready.

Planning to Write: for those beginning to strategize about writing journal articles stemming from well-developed projects or community engagement experiences.

Manuscript-Ready: for those seeking advice on polishing draft manuscripts and selecting journals for submission.

As participating sponsors, editors from the following journals and publication services have committed to participate in the retreat as mentors and coaches:

  • CES4Health: Community Engaged Scholarship for Health
  • International Journal of Service Learning and Community Engagement
  • Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education
  • Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement
  • Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education

Thursday, October 22, 2015 – Friday, October 23, 2015
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Eastern Time

Bay Pointe Inn
11456 Marsh Road
Shelbyville, Michigan 49344-9627

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