Hi all (and apologies for cross-posting)


The Geographical Society of NSW (GSNSW) will be hosting its 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 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.


A draft schedule for the retreat can be found here: https://www.geogsoc.org.au/client_images/2072995.pdf


The fee structure for the GSNSW Writing Retreat is outlined below…


GSNSW 2019 Writing Retreat Fee Structure:

Full Rate: for those with institutional support or high income (4 places available).


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, unemployed, and students.


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


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.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact either myself of Bronwyn Bate.


All the best,

Rae Dufty-Jones

President, Geographical Society NSW.



Dr Rae Dufty-Jones | Academic Group Leader – Geography and Planning | SSAP Masters of Research Coordinator | Western Sydney University (Parramatta Campus) | Post: Locked Bag 1797 Penrith Sth DC NSW 2751 |Phone: 61 (2) 9685 9393 | Websitehttp://www.westernsydney.edu.au/staff_profiles/uws_profiles/doctor_rae_dufty-jones   



Recent publications: 

Dufty-Jones R, 2018, ‘The career aspirations and expectations of geography doctoral students: establishing academic subjectivities within a shifting landscape’, Geographical Research, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1745-5871.12270/full


Dufty-Jones R, 2018, ‘A historical geography of housing crisis in Australia’, Australian Geographer, http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/Tj6qxImeFFkgH4ii4Fi3/full