The Writing Across the Curriculum program offers an interdisciplinary faculty and staff writing retreats, known as Writing Hunkers. These programs combine dedicated independent writing time with structured writing activities, writing and research consultations, and reflective lunchtime discussions about writing and teaching. Hunkers create a distraction-free, supportive, and productive community of writers from a wide variety of disciplines and a range of academic ranks at the University of Minnesota. 

While COVID restrictions have currently limited our ability to write together in the same space, our Hunkers are regularly scheduled during breaks in the instructional year (August, January, and May). We will host our next Hunker in January in an online format. We’ll provide community, accountability, and opportunities for online consultation and conversation while writing alone together.


Daniel Emery, Assistant Director, Writing Across the Curriculum



Interested? Questions?

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Writing Hunkers (including developing your own departmental or area Hunker), please contact Dan Emery ([email protected]).

For additional support for your writing and research, please see our Resources for scholarly writers page. If you are a graduate student writer interested in writing support (or a faculty member who advises graduate writers), please see the Dissertation Writing Retreat and Student Writing Support resources, especially for graduate writers.