Writing Hours and Retreats

Students sitting at tables and working in a large room

Open Writing Hours

Faculty and graduate students are invited for any length of time to work on their writing. We provide free coffee, tea, and power for your laptops.

Faculty, graduate students, and faculty or dissertation writing groups are also welcome to use the Howe Writing Center space in King Library all day on Saturdays and Sundays until noon. King Library's recently renovated Faculty Reading Room (1st floor) and Graduate Student Reading Room (2nd floor) are also available any time the library is open.


At writing retreats, faculty and graduate students spend one full day writing in a quiet space with no talking, no distractions.

We'll provide breakfast and lunch, along with water, coffee, and tea. Space is limited to 45 and fills quickly.

All writing retreats are 8:30AM–4:00PM in the Howe Center for Writing Excellence. Within two weeks of the retreat you've signed up for, you'll receive a Google Calendar invite to confirm your registration.

Register for a Writing Retreat