September 25, 2015
U.P. Summit | Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI

October 22 & 23, 2015 
Pen to Paper Writing Retreat: Writing With, For & About Service Engagement | Bay Pointe Inn
Shelbyville, MI 

November 6, 2015
Active Leaders Student Conference | University of Michigan-Flint hosting
Flint, MI



Pen to Paper Writing Retreat: Writing With, For and About Service- and Community-Engagement

October 22 & 23, 2015
Bay Pointe Inn on Gun Lake, Shelbyville, MI


Pen to Paper is an academic writing retreat designed to provide time, space and resources to help faculty, professional staff and graduate students working on (or planning for) journal manuscripts about service- and community engaged-scholarship. During the two-day retreat participants have time to discuss ideas with journal editors, receive mentoring from faculty coaches, share ideas with colleagues and peers, and write. The program is designed to accommodate 15-20 participants in each track; therefore space is limited to 40 total. 

This year Pen to Paper will offer two tracks: Planning to Write for those beginning to strategize about writing articles stemming from well-developed projects or community engagement experiences; andManuscript-Ready for those seeking advice on polishing draft manuscripts and selecting journals for submission.

Registration is now open and closes August 14, 2015. 

Register early, we anticipate this event will fill quickly!

We are currently seeking volunteers to serve as Senior Faculty Coaches for Service- and Community-Engaged Scholarship to mentor participants in the Planning to Write track. Each Senior Faculty Coach will be assigned to 3-5 participants for small group and individual consultation. Based on our anticipated retreat registration we are seeking a group of 3-5 Senior Faculty Coaches. For more information on the benefits and expectations of this unique leadership and learning opportunity, please click here for application materials.  Email Robin Grinnell or call her at 517-492-2428 with any questions.