Side by Side Writing: Host your own session

Side by Side Writing: Host your own session

With the start of the new academic year, the Side-by-Side Writing group is also meeting again.

Right now we have two sessions: Mondays 9-11 a.m. & Tuesdays 8-10:30 a.m.

It would be great to have some more sessions, so please feel free to host your own one and let Helena Juenger know about it at helena.juenger@utoronto.ca

Side-by-side writing works as follows: It 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 ca. 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 bathroom breaks, eat and drink. When the break is over, block two of writing time commences. Please be there on time (9:30 a.m. sharp), so that the session is not interrupted by late-comers. No food or drink provided, so if you think you’ll need some food during the break, bring it.