Dear Pittsburgh Gender Scholars,

Need to get some writing done this summer? Our mini-writing retreats have been very successful in helping folks write (entire books have been published!). 

You are cordially invited to join your colleagues from the Pittsburgh Gender Scholars Consortium for structured writing time, with feedback and encouragement from peers, time to learn about each other’s work, and lots of coffee. Thanks to support from Chatham University, we are able to provide lunch. We meet on the lovely Shadyside campus and there is free parking.

You are welcome to come to any or all dates that work for you — but please register asap as room is limited! You may rsvp to Melody Harris ( who also keeps a waiting list for each session and will contact you if space opens up. Please also let her know of any dietary restrictions or accommodations you might need.

Tuesday, May 28, 9:15AM – 3PM

Thursday, June 13, 9:15AM – 3PM

Thursday, June 27, 9:15AM – 3PM

Thursday, July 11, 9:15AM – 3PM

Thursday, July 25, 9:15AM – 3PM


If you are signing up for a date, please be sure you can attend for the full time, as late arrivals or early departures create a distraction for everyone. We will use this schedule:

9:15am ­­– 9:30am            Coffee, establish personal goals for the day, settle in

9:30am – 11:00am          In chairs working

11:00am – 11:15am        Break

11:15am – 12:30pm        In chairs working

12:30pm – 1:00pm          Lunch break and discussion of work

1:00pm – 2:45pm            In chairs working

2:45pm – 3:00pm            Wrap up, sharing, feedback

Please be sure to RSVP to Melody right away, and let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you — and learning more about your project(s)!



Jessie B. Ramey, Ph.D.
Director, Women’s InstituteAssociate Professor, Women’s & Gender Studies
Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
o: 412.365.1446
m: 412.880.7200
My pronouns are she / her
I am also Chair, Gender Equity Commission, City of Pittsburgh