Writing Retreat
for Women & Non-Binary Folks

July 21–23 2019
Oakwood Retreat, Selma Indiana


Meet your Goals

Polish that Chapter.

Write that Proposal.

Finish that Article.

You can do this in just 2.5 days at a structured writing retreat.


Enjoy dedicated writing time and space with other academics at the gorgeous Oakwood Retreat in Selma, Indiana. Structured writing retreats not only provide dedicated space and uninterrupted time to write, they also provide a space to turn the solitary task of writing into a community of practice (Murray and Newton 2009).

Oakwood Retreat Center

Oakwood Center is located 15 minutes southeast of Muncie, Indiana, one mile north of Prairie Creek Reservoir, nestled along the banks of the White River. 

In addition to writing, there will be free time to explore the 40-acres of diverse habitats and wildlife while hiking through prairie, woodland, and wetland trails. You will also have access to Red-tail Land Conservancy's 117-acre White River Woods connected to Oakwood's property.

We will have social hour each day, and there will be access to an above-ground pool and large bonfire (weather permitting).

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Accommodations and Food

Oakwood Retreat has modern, indoor lodging. While some single rooms are available, most are double or triple occupancy (when registering, be sure to specify your needs). Oakwood also has accommodations for people with disabilities.

Three great meals will be served during the full days we are there, with coffee, tea, and nosh available throughout the day. On our first evening together dinner will be served. The food is, whenever possible, locally sources, and all of it is freshly prepared just for our group. Dietary restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free) can be accommodated; questions about other restrictions should be directed to me (sheinfeld.consulting@gmail.com).


Registration is now open.

To register & save your spot, click here.
Registration fee is $100 & will go toward your total payment.


Costs include lodging (July 21 & 22), meals (beginning with dinner on July 21), and social activities (e.g. nosh, coffee/tea, wine, bonfire, etc.).

Early Bird Registration (paid in full by April 15):

Single Room $600

Shared Room $500

Regular Registration (paid in full by June 15):

Single Room $650

Shared Room $550

Graduate Student Pricing: (paid in full by June 15):

Shared Room $500

Note that participation is limited to 20 women/non-binary folks, and is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Requesting Funds from your Institution? Do you need to ask your institution for funding? I recommend listening to "making the ask" at the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.

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Writing Retreat
for Women & Non-Binary Folks

July 21–23 2019
Oakwood Retreat, Selma Indiana