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#MelbWriteUp - April 2017
Sat. 22 April 2017, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm AEST
#MelbWriteUp continues at the State Library this April, but on the forth Saturday this month. Read on for details.
An initiative of Jason Murphy, but founded on the power of writing socially, #MelbWriteUp is a monthly, intensive, weekend-based writing day that uses the pomodoro method. Researchers at all levels of experience and from many institutions are using #MelbWriteUp to work on book chapters, journal articles, conference presentations and doctoral theses.
While writing is the main focus of our activity, researchers are also using the event to perform any research related activity, such as coding, transcription and data analysis. The day gives you the opportunity to dedicate intense, distraction free focus to your research - and to meet other researchers during the breaks. You can read more about #MelbWriteUp on a recent blog post over at the Research Whisperer.
Lift on ticket caps
From February, the cap on tickets will be lifted, however seats at the reserved room at the SLV are limited, and will be available on a first in, best dressed basis. In the event that there are no seats remaining when you arrive, you will have access to the broader SLV spaces, and pomodoros will be managed via Twitter with the #MelbWriteUp hashtag.
10.10 - 10.35 Pomo #1 (Chair #1)
10.40 - 11.05 Pomo #2
11.05 - 11.20 Morning tea
11.20 - 11.45 Pomo #3 (Chair #2)
11.50 - 12.15 Pomo #4
12.20 - 12.45 Pomo #5
12.45 - 2.00 Lunch
2.00 - 2.25 Pomo #6 (Chair #3)
2.30 - 2.55 Pomo #7
3.00 - 3.25 Pomo #8
3.25 - 3.45 Afternoon tea
3.45 - 4.10 Pomo #9 (Chair #4)
4.15 - 4.40 Pomo #10
4.40 - Wrap up
A full day of research
As #MelbWriteUp is all about maximising a full day of research, all participants are strongly encouraged to stay for the whole event - start to finish. It's recommended that you make preparations in advance that can sustain your output for the whole day. While it can be challenging to write for a whole day - it's also equally rewarding when we all get to the end!
How to find the Community Lab
Enter the SLV from the main Swanston Street entrance. Walk straight through the lobby area and directly towards the lifts at the opposite end. At the lifts, the Arts library is immediately to your right. Walk into the Arts library and the Community Lab is the first door on your right.
Chairs of each session
Three volunteers required to chair one of the sessions each, between morning tea and lunch, lunch and afternoon tea, and afternoon tea and wrap up. Chairing will involve timing the pomodoro and making sure the segments run to schedule.
Coffee, tea and water
Tea, coffee, and, hot and cold water will be available on the day. Fresh coffee is available close by at Mr Tulk's cafe, however this must be consumed at the cafe or outside the main SLV building. Open food and drink can't be brought from outside the Library to the venue.
Power and WiFi
A limited number of power points are available at the venue, so it's a good idea to come fully charged up. Free WiFi is available from SLV.
Catering will not be provided on the day. It's requested that we each contribute one item towards morning tea and afternoon tea. Participants are invited to bring their own lunch on the day, or avail of local dining options in the Swanston Street area.
Please keep your personal belongings with you when leaving the venue. At times, particularly during the breaks, the room may be left unoccupied. While it is possible to lock the room during the day, it is safest to bring your valuables with you if you're popping out.
Access on the day
If you have any issues accessing the building or room on the day, feel free to call: 0435 659 297.
Demand for the sessions has been high. If you can no longer make it, please contact Jason in advance so he can arrange to pass your place on to the next person on the waiting list.
Registrations for future events
Registrations will be for each individual event. An email will be sent to all participants and those who have expressed an interest in attending. Places will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
Dates for 2017
The dates for the rest of the year have now been confirmed.
22 April (Forth Saturday this month due to Easter)