Pen to Paper Writing Retreat


A retreat focused on preparing scholars to publish their community engaged work. 

Pen to Paper is an academic writing retreat designed to provide time, space, and resources to guide faculty, professional staff, graduate students, and community partners working on manuscripts related to service-learning and community engagement.

The two and a half-day retreat provides participants with time to discuss ideas with and receive feedback from editors, receive mentoring from retreat facilitators, share ideas with peers, and write.

Each year attendance is intentionally kept to a minimum in order to foster personal connections between participants, editors, and senior faculty coaches. The small group also provides the space participants need to focus on engaged scholarship.

The Retreat is organized in such a way as to offer participants two tracks—the Ready to Publish track and Ready to Write track.

  • The Ready to Publish track is for those who have a complete or nearly complete manuscript. These participants will receive feedback from journal editors and learn more about the various avenues available to publish their work.
  • The Ready to Write track is for those whose research is complete or nearly complete and have a writing plan, but who have not yet begun the writing process. These participants will focus on developing their writing strategy and receive guidance as they begin the writing process.

Indiana Campus Compact encourages faculty, community engagement professionals, graduate students, and community members who are interested in further developing their community engagement practices and research methodology to attend the Colloquium on High-Impact Community Engagement Practices before attending Pen to Paper.

For more information, contact Laura Weaver, Director of Programs and Member Development at laura {at} incampuscompact(.)org.

Interested in attending Pen to Paper 2020? Check back in October 2019 to find out where and when we will be holding Pen to Paper 2020.