#MelbWriteUp - December 2017 (Second birthday)

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445 Swanston St

445 Swanston Street

RMIT Building 80 (80.08.11)

Melbourne, VIC 3000


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#MelbWriteUp is two this December! Come along and help us celebrate our 29th event by pusing forward your research and writing goals. Our group has grown into a great community of support, and we've helped each other keep the momentum of our respective writing journeys up and moving.

Read on for details. (Photo by Johannes Wredenmark on Unsplash)

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.

Ticket caps

As space is limited, tickets will be capped for this event. Please consider your availability carefully before booking a ticket as not turning up will mean another person will miss out.


  • 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!

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

Fresh coffee and tea are available close by at cafes on Swanston St. Water is available within the building and via vending machines.

Power and WiFi

Power points are available at the venue. Free WiFi is available from the EDUROAM network. If you have an affiliation with any university on this network, you should be able to access it.


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.

Personal belongings

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.

  • 4 November
  • 18 November
  • 2 December
  • 16 December

Keep in touch

If you would like to subscribe for email updates about #MelbWriteUp, sign up to my email distribution list. You can also follow me on Twitter to keep in the loop.

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445 Swanston St

445 Swanston Street

RMIT Building 80 (80.08.11)

Melbourne, VIC 3000


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