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.
- 9.30 - 10.00 Arrival and introductions
- 10.00 - 10.25 Pomo #1 (Chair #1)
- 10.30 - 10.55 Pomo #2
- 11.00 - 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 painful 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
Coffee, tea and water won’t be provided on the day, but the break times should be adequate in duration to allow us time to pop out and grab what we need.
It will be a long day. Don’t forget to bring your recharging unit or spare pens and pencils if you’re going that way. :)
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. As it's not possible to lock the room during the day, it is safest to bring your valuables with you if you're popping out. We haven't had any incidents with personal belongings and want to make sure it stays that way!
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.
#MelbWriteUp dates for 2016
#MelbWriteUp will take place on the third Saturday of each month during 2016. The following are the specific dates for the remainder of the year:
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.