Shut Up and Write Together
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Shut Up and Write is a movement that started in San Francisco in 2007. It is for writers who want to carve out dedicated time for writing in a way that is both structured and that turns it from a solitary to social experience.

During this session we will write in silence together for two twenty-five minute timed periods. In between, we’ll have a five minute break.

You can write anything you want - from a journal article to a thesis chapter to a blog! You don’t have to tell anybody what you are writing, what you hope to achieve or what you do achieve during the session. During the break and after the two timed periods, you can talk about how you felt about writing – or not! We can just socialise a bit and spur each other on by being together.

This session is open to any staff member (including post-doctoral Early Career Researchers) and postgraduate research students at the University of Plymouth. It is free of charge.

You need to bring whatever you need to write – whether that’s a laptop or pen and paper.

The session is hosted by Dr Tina Joshi (Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology) and Professor Roberta Mock (Professor of Performance Studies and Director of the Doctoral College).

Please register in advance by emailing You will be notified of the venue on registration. Let us know whether you would prefer cake or fruit for the writing break and please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

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