Humanities Corridor Annual Fall Writing Retreat

CNY Humanities Corridor Writing Retreat at Minnowbrook, October 18-20, 2024

Connect with scholars from across the Corridor, learn how to make your writing more sustainable and fulfilling, and make meaningful progress on your project. Awardees in the cohort will have additional time to network, consult, and enjoy the Adirondack setting. While the writers attend in person, facilitators’ workshops and consultations are led online: this hybrid format allows us to maximize the number of faculty we can support with annual initiative. Proposals will be reviewed in early spring. Award notifications will be issued in February.

The 2024 retreat will take place October 18-20, 2024 at Syracuse University's Minnowbrook Conference Center in Blue Mountain Lake, NY. The award includes 2 nights' lodging, meals, and tuition (attendance for the retreat duration is required).

Sample Schedule (subject to change; workshops/consultations may be remote-format sessions):

  • Friday: Check-in; Lunch; Welcome Session/Cohort-wide Opening Workshop; Writing Blocks/Optional workshop/consultations; Reception/Dinner
  • Saturday: Breakfast; Writing Blocks/Optional workshops/consultations; Lunch; Writing Blocks/Optional workshop/consultations; Reception/Dinner
  • Sunday: Breakfast; Cohort-wide Wrap-up Session; Writing Block; Lunch; Departures
  • Awardees are expected to commit to the entire Fri.-Sun. stay, to fully benefit from the experience.


Who is eligible? Faculty (including lecturers and postdocs) in the Humanities and related interdisciplines from Corridor institutions.

Who is not eligible? At this time, academic staff are ineligible to apply. We continue to explore possibilities for the future and are happy to answer any questions about the Corridor’s many other opportunities. In addition, prior Minnowbrook attendees (retreat alumni*) are ineligible to reapply.

Especially encouraged to apply are:

  • faculty who currently or historically have been in service-heavy administrative roles
  • BIPOC faculty, LGBTQ+ faculty, women faculty, and/or first-generation faculty (i.e., those whose parents did not attend a 4-year college/university).

Applicants should be interested in … participating in a supportive, professional, cross-disciplinary scholarly community; exploring new tools and writing strategies; tackling writing obstacles and identifying research momentum strategies; and advancing a piece of writing. The application will ask for details about your writing project and goals and a copy of your c.v.

Application Instructions

Apply online here by January 17, 2024.

Preview the application questions.

Awardees will be notified in February 2024.