With the start of the new academic year, the Side-by-Side Writing group meets again.
Current session is Mondays 11 a.m. – noon
Feel free to host your own! Ask us how by emailing Nina or Helena German.Gradassistant@utoronto.ca
It would be great to have some more sessions, so please do let us know.
Side-by-side writing is not a writing feedback group. It’s just a way to make writing progress while hanging out with friends and colleagues (this is also known as: zwei Fliegen auf einen Streich). The ground rules are that the assembled writers work in 60-minute blocks of time. We start by briefly (one sentence) telling one another what we are working on; then we set a timer for 45 minutes, and work quietly. No talking. When the timer goes off, we stop. The timer is re-set for 15 minutes, during which time we talk, stretch, chat, take a bathroom break, eat and drink. When the break is over, block two of writing time commences. Please be there on time so that the session is not interrupted by late-comers. No food or drink provided, so if you think you’ll need something to eat during the break, please bring it with you.