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Location: Pevensey 1B2

Target audience: Doctoral researchers who are ready to produce a large chunk of writing.

Are you struggling to get started with your academic writing? Or have you hit a block? If so, this intensive one-day writing retreat can help you get back on track and make significant progress with your article or book. You get the time and space to focus.

With guidance from an experienced facilitator, you’ll set realistic goals and achieve them in a supportive environment. The programme includes warm-up exercises, group discussion, 1-2-1 coaching, and plenty of time to immerse yourself in writing. And you’ll receive instruction in advance on how best to prepare for the retreat. We will also provide lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

By the end of the retreat, you’ll have:

Dr Catherine Pope is an experienced coach and workshop facilitator. Since completing her PhD in 2014, Catherine has worked with thousands of researchers and writers to help them achieve their goals. She runs workshops and writing retreats at many universities, including Sussex, Birkbeck, Brighton, Canterbury Christ Church, Portsmouth, and Surrey. Catherine has also published books in her field of Victorian literature and on technology. She divides her time between the 19th and 21st centuries.

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