Writing retreat
5-8 December 2022

The Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts, and the Graduate School of Linguistics, Philosophy and Semiotics are inviting University of Tartu PhD students and their supervisors to a writing retreat from 5-8 December. The retreat will take place in Kopra Farm. A seminar room will be provided in the hotel for participants to work in. More detailed instructions and the program will be sent by email to the accepted participants before the retreat.

At the writing retreat PhD students can focus on writing their thesis or research articles. In addition, workshops and individual consultations will be provided (participation optional). Participation costs like accommodation in single rooms, catering, and transport for accepted PhD students are covered by the graduate schools. The number of participants is limited to 25.

We kindly ask you to provide a short working plan about the writing you will be focusing on. This will also help you organize your time at the retreat in a more efficient manner. While writing the working plan, the following steps may serve as guidelines:

  1. Please provide brief background information about the text(s) you will be working on during the retreat (for example, research questions, aims, stage of the work, etc.).
  2. Please outline aspects that you plan to focus on during the retreat. This corresponds to goal setting and sharing that we will be doing so we kindly ask you to outline those aspects for each day of the retreat.
  3. Feel free to mention any difficulties you have been encountering in your writing process. This will help us address them more efficiently during the retreat and provide guidance.

You can submit your working plan through the registration form.

Register hereDeadline for registration by web-form is 16 November

Participants will receive the schedule, the list of workshops, as well as technical guidelines before the retreat by email. PhD students who can participate in the full program are prioritized in the selection process.

Additional information: Katarina Damčević,

The event is financed by the European Regional Development Fund (University of Tartu ASTRA Project PER ASPERA).