Shut Up & Write! Groups

PARSA Shut Up & Write!

The PARSA Shut Up & Write! group has been run by students, for students, on ANU campus since 2012.

Generally a Shut Up & Write! group will use the Pomodoro Technique, which involves writing in silence for 25 minute bursts with regular rests for coffee, food and chatting in between. Chatting is a good way to have a ‘brain break’ between intense periods of focus. Break time is good for problem solving, to discuss writing progress, or simply making friends. Writers work on their own tasks – there are no set exercises or group work. Read more about how Shut Up & Write! works on the Thesis Whisperer Blog.

Who can join?

Higher Degree Research (HDR) students, post docs, lecturers and professional staff are all welcome to PARSA's Shut Up and Write! There are no formal requirements.

SUAW is holding the unoffical SUAW sessions at Biginelli's cafe at the school of music every Monday 9-11am, Thursday 2-4pm and Friday 9-11am. One free coffee per attendee is available.

Official SUAW is being held at the Molly Huxley Room at University House. This year we will bring you 4 evening sessions 5.30-9pm and one day session 10am-3pm. Evenings include a free dinner and the day session will include a luch to keep the insirational writing juices flowing. These sessions are limited to 25 spaces. Please check the PARSA facebook page for bookings. Please note that individuals are only allowed to book 3 day night session and 1 day session per month.

PARSA has hired new Shut Up and Write assistants to facilititate these sessions.


Contact PARSA

PARSA Office
Melville Hall, Building 12
Ellery Crescent
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601

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9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays)
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