Conditions for a meaningful writing retreat: Time, space, community and transition

Authors

  • Kalypso Filippou University of Turku
  • Raakel Plamper University of Turku

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47989/kpdc125

Keywords:

academics, community, praxis, writing retreat

Abstract

This article investigates a five-day residential retreat for seven women from one academic institution and examines writing retreats through the analysis of texts written by the participants. The aims of this paper are 1) to develop more knowledge about the experiences of what constitutes good conditions for writing in a writing retreat context, and 2) to identify elements of a meaningful writing retreat. The experiences and reflections of the participants are examined and concludes to four conditions that shaped the meaningfulness of the retreat: transition, space, time, and community.

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Published

2022-02-07

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Research Articles (peer-reviewed)