Reclaiming your Writing Time and Space Virtual Retreat

Friday 10/23 - Sunday 10/25, 2020

Writing can be a solitary endeavor, even more so now.
Join us, at no charge, over a long weekend to work on your writing and build community.


  • Dedicated time for writing, whatever kind you do
  • Help with goal setting
  • Mentoring/review of your work
  • Opportunity to make personal and professional connections
  • Writers of all genres and levels are welcome! Bring a current project, or start something new.
    Space is limited, Register by October 15th!
    Participants are encouraged to set aside dedicated time and space to write during this three-day period.

Sponsored by The Society for Values in Higher Education

For more information contact Julie Phillips or Christina Romero-Ivanova

Retreat Leader Bios:

Julie Phillips

Julie Phillips, MD, MPH, is Professor of Family Medicine and the Assistant Dean for Student Career and Professional Development at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Her professional interests include student, resident, and faculty professional development; social mission-driven medical education; narrative medicine; and development of the primary care physician workforce. She has expertise in scientific writing and narrative medical writing, and serves as an Assistant Editor for Family Medicine and as an Associate Editor for PRIMER.

Christina Romero-Ivanova

Christina is an Assistant Professor of Education at Indiana University Kokomo and teaches education courses. She also engages with teacher training as a university supervisor for student teaching experiences. Her expertise and research center on ethnography, and artifactual, narrative, and sacred literacies, and she is an advocate and activist for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Reclaiming your Writing Time and Space Virtual Retreat grew out of a seminar begun at the annual Summer Conference of the Society for Values in Higher Education.

The Society for Values in Higher Education is an interdisciplinary group of scholars and others whose work focuses on the future of post-secondary education.