Writing Retreat

The Society would like to invite members to apply to be part of the GSNSW’s inaugural Writing Retreat to be held from 4th-7th February, 2019, at the historic Mount Victoria Manor (http://www.mountvictoriamanor.com.au), the Blue Mountains. 
The purpose of the retreat is to provide members of the Society with a dedicated block of time, as well as collegiate interaction, networking and support, for the development of focused advances in academic writing. With input and guidance from ‘expert’ facilitators, the retreat will provide a collective opportunity for thinking through how to write both productively and in lively, engaging styles.
For a copy of the retreat schedule click here. Please be aware that this is a draft copy only and may be subject to change.
The fee structure for the GSNSW Writing Retreat is outlined below...
Full Rate: for those with institutional support or high income (4 places available). $500 
Medium Rate: for those with no institutional support and medium income (7 places available). $350 (subsidy of $150, 30% discount)
Low Rate: PhD students, precariously employed or unemployed (7 places available). $250 (subsidy of $250, 50% discount)

Fees cover retreat activities, 3 nights accommodation and all meals. However, participants will be responsible for getting themselves to and from the venue (the location of the retreat is near Mount Victoria Station).

It will be greatly appreciated if those who are able to pay the full fee elect to do so. This will allow the Society to support the attendance of those members with no institutional support, medium-low income, precariously employed and unemployed, and students.

To be considered for a place on the 2019 GSNSW Writing Retreat you must:

be a financial member of the Geographical Society of NSW
complete the Application Form and return to Bronwyn Bate via email (b.bate@westernsydney.edu.au) by 31 October, 2018.
Selection and notification of applicant success will occur before end of November 2018.
Final payment to secure your place on the 2019 GSNSW Writing Retreat will be due by January 15th, 2019.

GSNSW requests that any publications arising from the 2019 GSNSW Writing Retreat acknowledge this support.