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PARSA Postgraduate Writing Program presents: HDR Kioloa Writing Retreat 30 Sep-4th Oct

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The PARSA Postgraduate Writing Program is proud to present the Kioloa Writing Retreat. Come join us for 5 days of intensive writing and de-stressing at the ANU’s wonderful Kioloa campus. Each day there will a Shut Up and Write style writing session, along with some productivity exercises and peer learning opportunities with a full program to be released closer to the date. This will be a fantastic opportunity to make major progress on your research and thesis. Even if you can only make it for a few days, feel free to sign up.

Please note that this event is only open to Students conducting Higher Degree Research.


Nestled among the spotted gum forests of Murramarang Nation Park and the pristine beaches of southern New South Wales, our campus is a great place to learn, teach, write and conduct research in a relaxed yet energizing environment away from busy campus life. Kioloa Coastal Campus is Australian National University's coastal field station since 1975.

Set on 348 hectares of diverse country on the south coast of New South Wales, the Campus, a former homestead, is rich in European and Indigenous heritage and is home to an array of natural features, vegetation types and wildlife, which provide an ideal backdrop for immersive teaching and learning. The station lies within easy driving distance from Canberra (2.5 hours), Wollongong (2.5 hours) and Sydney (3.5 hours). Accommodation is in shared rooms at the Campus.

Cost and logistics

There is a contribution of $100 ($20 a day for those staying for only part of the time) for the retreat. Meals and accommodation will be included in this cost. Transport at this stage will be via car pool. Please indicate while booking if you have a car or if you will need a lift. If you are only able to make it to a portion of the event please select the partial attendance option and the dates you can attend so we can offer the remainder to someone else.

If you are experiencing financial hardship PARSA’s Study essentials grant will cover the cost of your attendance of the retreat. For more details of eligibility and to apply please see . When you apply please include ‘Kioloa writing retreat’ in the subject line so the student support team can process your application appropriately.

I have added an option for a ticket for the full cost of the the event. This is only for anyone who wishes to make a contribution to the Postgraduate Writing Program's ability to run future events. I would like to stress this is not required.

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