The Writing Centre at Emily Carr University has collaborated with chART to host a series of faculty writing retreats at Oak Park Fieldhouse. Faculty spend so much time helping their students with writing, they often don’t get enough time to work on their own. The fieldhouse site is wonderful for intense group writing. Led by Heather Mitchell, director of ECU’s Writing Centre, the group spent the day working in “timed” writing periods. It was such a productive and supportive day, that when we finished the request for more retreats was immediate.
In total this spring/summer, we hosted three retreats including one dedicated to creating artist zines. There will be more sessions in the Fall season.