WOCI Writing Retreat Applications Now Open


Graduate Students

The Womxn of Color Initiatives (WOCI) at Michigan State University is pleased to announce a 3-day, 2-night writing retreat intended to advance dissertation writing amongst womxn of color graduate students and early career faculty whose scholarship aligns with the overall mission and purpose of WOCI. The retreat will be held on November 11th through November 13th, 2022 at Pretty Lake Camp in Mattawan, Michigan. 

Space is limited and the review committee will prioritize students who are 1) already writing their dissertation and 2) whose advisors confirm that they are within one year of completion, and 3) who are first time attendees. Please note, while the majority of participants selected will be doctoral students, early career faculty are encouraged to apply. The review committee will also strive to ensure disciplinary/college diversity. 

Please complete this form by Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 7 p.m. est.

A note about accommodations and safety:
Participants will lodge with one other participant in a shared dorm room within Pretty Lake Camp's Retreat Center. Additionally, the Retreat Center has two communal restrooms and shared shower facilities.

Participants must test for covid 12-24 hours before retreat.

We are excited to host you for a shared bonding experience as we work toward our academic and professional goals.

WOCI thanks all of our sponsors, especially the Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, The College of Education, The Graduate School, and the Timnick Chair. 

For questions about the writing retreat, please reach out to Dr. Delia Fernandez-Jones at dmf@msu.edu