Pen to Paper

Pen to Paper Writing Retreat: Writing with, for, and about Community Engagement

August 26, 2018

Six faculty members participated in the 2018 Pen to Paper Retreat in August. The two-and-a-half-day writing retreat brought scholars -- faculty, professional staff, graduate students, and community partners -- together for time focused on writing with, for, and about community engagement. Participants "unfurled" writing projects, pitched publication ideas to editors of leading community engagement journals, and built a new network of colleagues doing this work from a wide variety of professional and disciplinary perspectives. This year's retreat, held at the Dumas Bay Centre outside Seattle, resulted from a partnership of Indiana Campus Compact, the University of Washington Bothell, University of Washington Seattle, and Washington Campus Compact.

group photo at pen to paper retreat

In the group photo from left to right are: Arkady Retik, School of STEM; Mabel Ezeonwu, School of Nursing & Health Studies; Katryna McCoy; School of Nursing & Health Studies, Kristin Gustafson, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Kara Adams, Director of Community Engagement, Carrie Lanza, School of Nursing and Health Studies and Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, and not in photo; Anna Winquist, School of Nursing and Health Studies.

Written by Kristin Gustafson, IAS Senior Lecturer