2022 Summer Writing Retreat

The overarching purpose of the Kean University Writing Project is to deepen the writing craft for current writers, and to support teachers in the teaching of writing. To that end, our KUWP Summer Writing Retreat will provide participants with the opportunity to examine challenges and issues through interactive learning, inquiry, reflection, and community.  Through writing, talking, sharing, …and writing some more, we work to transform the toughest challenges from our writing lives into our best practices.

The 2022 KUWP Writing Retreat:

The KUWP Writing Retreat will be conducted from June 20th – June 30th, 2022 (Summer 1).   Writers will meet from 9am-3pm, Monday through Thursday (no meetings on Friday).  

-Pursue individual writing projects and receive guided mentorship and feedback in a nurturing atmosphere.  


Earn three (3) hours of undergraduate/graduate credit in English.  In addition, up to 45 professional development hours (in fulfillment of New Jersey State PD requirements) will be granted to participants who are writer-teachers.  


The cost of participating is based on the current basic undergraduate/graduate credit fees of Kean University, payable by attendee or their districts when applicable.


Registration for the Summer 2022 Writing Retreat is now open. Please complete this registration form.   

In addition, a brief email communication of intent to apply to the KUWP director, Dr. Mia Zamora and her team (kuwp@kean.edu) is encouraged. 

2022 KUWP Writing Retreat Registration Form