"Writing Teachers are Writers" CWPA-High Mountain Affiliate Retreat - Fairmont Hot Springs, Montana - Nov 1-3 2013

The High Mountain Affiliate of the CWPA invites writing teachers to a weekend of writing, collaborative workshopping, and reflecting. (With Hot Springs!)

Writing teachers know the value, and scarcity, of time for writing, opportunities for collaboration to push our thinking, and space for reflecting on works in progress. Moreover, we recognize how our writing lives are enmeshed in our teaching lives; our own writing practices inform and are informed by our teaching.

This retreat brings writing teachers together to: 

We have two goals: 

  • For each participant to arrive with a work in progress, receive feedback, and write more.
  • For each participant to take away ideas for renewing their teaching, especially with collaboration in electronic and face-to-face environments.


Retreat Registration - Postmark Deadline Oct. 4 

Registration rates:

$30 - Non-tenure-track faculty, TAs, and primary/secondary teachers

$50 - Tenure-track faculty and administrators

To register, make a check for the appropriate amount to "University of Montana Western" and mail it, along with your e-mail address, to 
Bethany Blankenship,
University of Montana Western,
710 S. Atlantic St.,
Box 34,
Dillon, MT 59725.

Receipt of your check will be confirmed with an e-mail including a tentative schedule of events. 


Room Registration - Fairmont Hot Springs
Book your room at Fairmont Hot Springs (http://www.fairmontmontana.com/Home) by calling 800-332-3272. Receive the retreat room rate of $104/night (double occupancy) by identifying yourself with the High Mountain Affiliate of the Writing Program Administrators Writers’ Retreat.


For additional information, contact Doug Downs (doug.downs@msu.montana.edu), Kate Ryan (kathleen.ryan3@msu.montana.edu), or Bethany Blankenship (b_blankenship@umwestern.edu).


Grateful thanks to our event sponsor, Bedford/St. Martin's, and our co-hosts, Montana State University and the University of Montana-Western.


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