Online writing retreat
University of Tartu
June 08–11, 2020

The Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts, and the Graduate School of Linguistics, Philosophy and Semiotics are holding a joint online writing retreat for partner universities’ PhD students and their supervisors on 08-11 June. Training will be conducted via ZOOM. More detailed instructions and programme will be sent by email to the accepted participants before the retreat.

At the writing retreat you can focus on writing your thesis or research article. In addition, we will hold different workshops to advance your writing process (participation optional) and you will have an opportunity to discuss your writing and get a feedback. Participants have the opportunity to work from home or from a hotel room (accommodation provided if necessary). The organisers have booked single rooms to work in Tartu hotel Sophia and in Tallinn Pirita Marina Hotel & SPA. Participation costs like accommodation, catering and bus tickets for accepted PhD students will be covered by the graduate schools. The number of participants is limited to 25.

Participants must digitally sign attendance sheets every day! I.e. the precondition for participation is the possibility to give a digital signature.

In the registration form please include a short working plan (max. 2-3 paragraphs) on the writing you will be working on, and the stage you are at with this text.

Please register here

Deadline for registration by web-form is May 25.

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


Additional information: Merili Hansen,, 737 6535


This event is financed by the European Regional Development Fund (University of Tartu ASTRA Project PER ASPERA, Tallinn University ASTRA Project TLÜ TEE, Estonian Academy of Arts ASTRA Project LOOVKÄRG, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre ASTRA Project EMTASTRA)