NordMedia Network Offers Online Writing Retreats for Media Scholars

In the midst of everyday duties, it is often difficult to take the time for writing, especially when you’ve been unable to get a good start. We have pulled together a set of three opportunities for a half-day of concentrated, structured writing. Choose one or more, and join us for a writing retreat!

The idea of shared writing, often realised in the form of writing circles, writers’ workshops, or writing retreats, is to provide participants with an opportunity to dedicate themselves to concentrated writing while being social. The structure and format of a retreat varies, but the main objective is to jump-start your writing by sharing the experience with others: to make writing happen.

The writing retreat is only dedicated to writing: no feedback is provided on the texts. During breaks, the participants are encouraged to socialise with each other, but not to give feedback on each other’s writing.

NordMedia Network offers three opportunities for shared writing, each of which consists of a half-day online session:

  • 4 November 2022
  • 18 November 2022
  • 2 December 2022


The programme for each day (9 am–12:30 pm) is the following:

9.00 Opening words and instructions for the day

9.15 Session 1

10:00 Break

10:15 Session 2

11:00 Break

11:15 Session 3

12:00 Common gathering

12:30 End of day

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Sign up

Participants from Nordic universities are the core audience of this event, and will be prioritized. You can sign up for the events here:

For practical inquiries, please e-mail Irmelin Wilhelmsen Nilsen, For questions about the content and method, please turn to Maarit Jaakkola,