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Hope Springs:  Writing in Depth: An Academic Writing Retreat

      5 pm Thursday to 2 pm Sunday

Tuition/Supplies/Single Room/Board included
** See "Welcome Back" discounts below**

Dear Colleagues,

Michelle Rivera-Clonch, Ph.D. and Maurice Stevens, Ph.D. invite you to the ninth annual Writing in Depth: An Academic Writing Retreat in partnership with Hope Springs Institute (HSI). This 3 night, 4 day retreat will provide a context in which you will do some serious academic writing, reflect on your writing practices, and establish systems of accountability in regional working groups that will aid in your movement toward completing the writing project. For more information, please visit our website:

This primarily self-directed retreat is designed to focus on your writing and NOT on professional development. It is intended to give you space and support to reinvigorate your writing process and to reconnect you with a community of writers during a time when one can feel alienated and isolated.

To Register, please visit

Writing in Depth

Dates: May 23 - May 26, 2019

Click here for a sample Daily Schedule

Registration Costs: All Rooms are Single (unless otherwise requested)

5 pm Thursday – 2 pm Sunday (4 day/3 night)

$1050: Institutional  Funded Facutly Rate
$900: Faculty Self-Pay
$725: Graduate Student Pay

** Retreat alumni receive a $50 "Welcome Back" discount!

Registration covers room and board, retreat supplies, and texts. Includes lunch on the day of departure.


It is important for us to continue to offer scholarships to graduate students-in-need.  So far we've supported 6 graduate students over four years!

Many of you have expressed an interest in helping us. To contribute to the Laura J. Stevens Memorial Fund, please contact Michelle at and put "Scholarship Fund" in the subject line. At this time, we accept PayPal, check, and cash.

With our deepest gratitude, Michelle and Maurice


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We're looking forward to seeing you!

Michelle L. Rivera-Clonch, Ph.D.

Maurice Stevens, Ph.D.