Writing Retreat

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center.

Having trouble staying motivated? Do you delay starting assignments? Feel like there's never enough time in your day? This two-day Writing Retreat is organised to assist, challenge and deepen your writing with a program of writing sessions in which to make significant progress.


Thursday, July 01, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday, July 02, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m

In case in-person gatherings are not possible, the workshop will be switched to an online format.


Dr. Alexandra Leipold




Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47, 53115 Bonn
Room 0.003

Target Group

Doctoral candidates from all subject areas.




8 units are applicable within the "Doctorate plus" certificate

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Course Content

  • Accompanied two-day Writing Retreat,
  • Lectures on writing behaviour, writing strategies, time-management
  • Individual counseling on personal matters (writing, organizing yourself etc)
  • Short periods of Meditation.

Course Description

The two-day Writing Retreat at the BGZ gives you the motivation kick for completing your PhD. Furthermore, the Retreat supports analysing your writing behavior, potentials for its further development and measures how to think differently to minimize procrastination. Most of the time, however, you will write in a quiet environment accompanied by individual counseling, short periods of meditation and short lectures. Everyone dealing with larger writing tasks is welcome to participate.


  • Asisst, challenge and deepen the writing of your PhD,
  • Significant progress, new focus on the whole project,
  • Knowing methods of writing behaviour, reflecting your own writing strategies,
  • New writing strategies to overcome procrastination, better time-management and daily routine,
  • Vision on individual project-management in cooperation with your Prof./Tutor,
  • Motivation kick - producing texts and reflecting on your daily routine

Writing in a group of PhD-students will find you among kindred spirits.


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141



Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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