What is the structure of the retreat?
Every day will include at least two opportunities for movement/exercise, a morning writing workshop and an afternoon group coaching session, and uninterrupted opportunities for deep writing time. We will share all of our meals together. You won’t need to leave the retreat premises at all during the retreat unless you would like to walk and explore.
What can I expect in terms of coaching?
We spend some time in reflection and discovery at the beginning of the week, with a focus on the future and possibility. We will interact with each other via small group, large group, and individual reflection. You are free to share during our time together if you feel comfortable doing so. Our reflection and discovery times are not therapy sessions. Instead, we bring awareness to what has been holding you back from being the writer you want to be. Our work is informed by our past, but focused on the present and the future.
How many people will be there?
We can accommodate no more than 25 retreat attendees.
How do I get there?
We do not provide transportation from your home to the retreat. The retreat home is located in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. The address will be provided to retreat attendees prior to the retreat.
Do you provide ground transportation?
While we don’t provide transportation from your home to the retreat, we do have two vans that will transport retreat attendees from the Norfolk International Airport to the retreat home. If you arrive at a different airport other than the Norfolk International Airport, it is your responsibility to get to the retreat home.
Is this retreat only for women?
Yes. This retreat is for anyone who identifies as a woman/womxn/womyn. We lean into the concept of the power of a sisterhood for support and community.
Can I bring my spouse/family/parent/friend/guest?
No. Only paid retreat attendees, retreat staff and services personnel are permitted in the retreat home.
What if I have a mobility issue?
There is a question in the retreat application where you can share accommodation requests.
What form of payment do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards at Write the Damn Dissertation.
Is there a payment plan?
Yes. If you opt to take the payment plan, the full cost of the retreat will be split into 3 equal payments. Your 1st payment will be taken immediately to confirm your spot. The remaining payments will be taken from the same credit card monthly (30-days apart).
Your payment must be completed by the pre-retreat training which will take place 6 weeks before the retreat date. This means that payment plans for the retreat will only be available for those who register by July 12, 2022.
By registering under the payment plan, you are occupying a spot that we cannot give to anyone else. Therefore, all payments made under this arrangement are non-refundable.
Will you invoice my university for my attendance?
No. We provide you with the receipt of purchase that you may submit to your university for reimbursement.
What if I have more questions?