Shut up and write! Some surprising uses of cafés and crowds in doctoral writing

Inger Mewburn, Lindy Osborne, Glenda Caldwell

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    This chapter discusses a ‘writing movement’, which is currently occurring in various parts of Australia through the support of social media. A concept emerging from the café scene in San Francisco, ‘Shut Up and Write!’ is a meetup group that brings writers together at a specific time and place to write side by side, thus making writing practice, social. This concept has been applied to the academic environment and our case-study explores the positive outcomes in two locations: RMIT University and Queensland University of Technology. This informal learning practice can be implemented to assist research students in developing academic skills.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWriting Groups for Doctoral Education and Beyond
    Subtitle of host publicationInnovations in Practice and Theory
    PublisherTaylor and Francis
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)9780203498811
    ISBN (Print)9780415834735
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


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