Writing Hours and Retreats

The Howe Center for Writing Excellence provides intensive opportunities for faculty to make progress and receive support and feedback on their own writing projects.


Weekly Writing Hours

Faculty and graduate students are invited to drop-in for any length of time to work quietly on their writing or to take advantage of feedback from HWC writing consultants. There will be free coffee and power for your laptops. The King Café is downstairs for snacks.

No registration needed.


Writing Retreats (Formerly Boot Camps)

In 2018-19, Boot Camps will be renamed to Writing Retreats. Attendees spend one full day directing their undivided attention and focus toward their writing, in a quiet space with no talking and no distraction. The HCWE provides a continental breakfast and a simple lunch, along with water, coffee, and tea. If you have specific dietary needs, you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks.

All writing retreats are held from 8:30am-4pm in King 133 (HCWE classroom). Register through the form below.

Fall 2018

  • Saturday, September 29, 2018
  • Saturday, October 20, 2018

Winter 2019

  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019
  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019
  • Thursday, January 24, 2019
  • Friday, January 25, 2019

Register for a Writing Retreat