From the H-WOMEN listserv this morning (edited only to embed links), we learn of a new writer’s retreat called the Schreibaschram, under the headline “If you want to get writing done: “Get thee to a nunnery!”
Quite ironically, the time for concentration and intellectual contemplation seems to be eroding at universities. Therefore we have developed the project Writing Ashram– a monastary simulation for academics. I would like to share new dates for this intensive writing retreat hosted by the University of the Arts Berlin with you. It happens in the countryside outside Berlin. The new quality in focus and boost of productivity, that come through living in this monastary-like daily structure, away from all chores, with other writers for a couple of days is quite astonishing. So, do feel free to join us or share the information with colleagues!
August 1-7, 2015 as part of the Berlin Summer University. You find all information important details here.
Here are some photos to give you an idea. Maybe this is also interesting for your university: We offer this unique course for exclusive groups, such as graduate schools, and research teams all over Europe.
Let there be output! Best wishes,
p.s. And yes, this is a secular endeavour!
This sounds a heck of a lot more fun than my scheme from 2013, which involved an actual imitation of convent life from 4-6 a.m. (with writing substituting for prayer.) And the first week of August is only about 6 weeks after the summer solstice, which means that in northern Europe, it’s still crazy light until 9 or 10 o’clock at night, which I always find very energizing.