NANAS Research Meeting and Writing Retreat

NANAS will hold a publish-or-perish (PoP) research meeting and writing retreat from July 14-17, 2016, at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, WI.

Bring a partial manuscript, an outline, or even just an idea for an essay. Work times are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 8-6 with a break for lunch, and Sunday 9-1. Spend the days in scholarly focus, writing in a quiet, spacious room. Spend the evenings with convivial age studies colleagues as we sample locally-brewed beer, amble along a rails-to-trails path on the Red Cedar River, and tour the Mabel Tainter, a “jewel box-like theater” that CNN named one of the 15 most spectacular theatres in the world.

To attend, send an email to Ellen Carlson (; English department secretary) and copy Leni Marshall ( Please include the following:

  • Whether or not you want to reserve a room on campus
  • If so, what nights you would like a room

You will receive an “acceptance letter” and an invoice on which you also can select your preferred dining options. Reservation deadline: June 30, 2016.

On-campus accommodations are individual bedrooms in a furnished, 5-bedroom, air-conditioned dorm suite with a shared bathroom, living room, and kitchenette, for $25/night. Wifi and parking are free. Rooms can be reserved at that rate for any number of nights between July 13 and July 17.

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