U See I Write: Semi-Annual UCI Faculty Writing Retreat



The U See I Write: UCI Faculty Writing Retreat initiative was founded in 2016 by UCI Professors Ilona Yim and Elizabeth van Es, both alumni of and coaches for the Faculty Success Program.

The goal of the initiative was to establish a community of UCI faculty members who want to support each other in their writing, learn about good writing habits, and celebrate their writing successes with each other.

Since the successful launch of the first retreat at Hotel Laguna in Laguna Beach, California, the bi-annual event has expanded to include all faculty at UCI.

During the writing retreats, much of the time is spent focused on writing, while also providing ample opportunity to get to know other like-minded writers at UCI.

The retreat is now coordinated by UCI Professors Ilona Yim (ilona.yim@uci.edu) and Olga Razorenova (olgar@uci.edu). Feel free to contact them with any further questions.

Who’s Eligible? 

Participation in the U See I Write Faculty Writing Retreat is by application only. The retreat is limited to 30 participants.

Since Spring 2018, applications are open to all UCI faculty members, including teaching professors, regardless of rank from all academic units.

Application Information

U See I Write Faculty Writing Retreat Summer 2021


3-day Retreat dates at 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PT:

Wednesday-Friday, July 21-July 23

Participants are expected to attend all three dates

Click the link below to submit an application or apply directly at: https://uci.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6gN1eRBMZzJdYQS

Apply for the 2021 Summer Writing Retreat!

To receive information on future U See I Write Faculty Writing Retreats, please email Office of Inclusive Excellence at inclusion@uci.edu to join the mailing list.