Writing retreats


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The CRHA has held four writing retreats over the last few years in nearby rural areas of the beautiful Western Cape.  


The idea has been to to make time for researchers and academics to write, either alone or collaboratively. Participants have worked on PhD theses, journal articles, policy briefs, conference reports and chapters for books, all related to addressing “HIV in context” and strengthening human capacity to address HIV in public health and systems perspectives.


The writing retreats are offered in the first instance to Centre Associates – researchers, students and government or civil society partners working on projects linked to the Centre. As space permits, additional participants working on related themes are invited to join. All participants apply in advance, describing a specific writing project and the objectives for the retreat, and submit a brief reflection afterwards to help shape future retreats and deepen our collective understanding of the rhythms of writing for publication.


Not only do retreats provide dedicated time away from regular commitments - both professional and domestic - but they are also opportunities for glorious walks and rejuvenating quiet environments.