Do you want to share your passion for old German poetry with others? Would you like to have a nice group of people to have drinks with once a week? Maybe you’re still looking for a conversation partner to speak your own conlang with! In any case, our TWubs might be something for you!

TWubs are small clubs of T.W.I.S.T. members who undertake activities together. Members can form their own TWubs and organise activities themselves. The founder of a TWub acts as the chair of the TWub: they suggest a time and place for a gathering and determine the general identity and goals of the TWub. Other members can join existing TWubs.

We currently have the following TWubs:


Les francophiles
– Founders: Mare van Welzenis en Jeanne Printems
– Description: Bonjour à tous! Les francophiles is a TWub for all linguistic lovers of the language of love, French! Everyone with an affinity for the French language is welcome to join. Whether you want to practice your high school French again, or are already dreaming in French, everyone can join our TWub. Even if you have little to zero experience with the French language. By watching French movies and listening to French music we can make good start in auditive comprehension. Besides this, we will of course speak as much French as possible together!
– Gatherings: We discuss this in our WhatsApp group.


Svenska TWubben
– Founder: McKenna Faulkner
– Description: We would like to spend some time focussed on acquiring the language (perhaps with a book or two for the beginners, but mostly just speaking and practicing together), but would also like to organize cultural activities. Some ideas include an iconic Swedish fika, film nights, baking (kanelbullar, semlor, etc), typical fredagsmys, midsommar, valborg, book club, exploring Old Norse, Swedish music party and perhaps even proper education to some extent through documentaries and presentations on Swedish culture and politics. In short, we want to bring a little Sweden to Leiden!

– Gatherings: We hope to gather once a week in a public place like Van Wijkplaats. For things like baking and watching a movie there is space at McKenna’s place! The weekly gathering still needs to be set via our WhatsApp group. For some activities (like fredagsmys går ju inte på en torsdag eller) we use the original date if this suits our schedules.  


– Founders: Robin Sanchez van Ginkel and Veronica Voevodina
– Description: ForTWissimo aims to make, produce, play, and enjoy different kinds of music on a biweekly basis. Next to that, we plan to go on outings like live bands, jam sessions and other musical events happening around town. If possible, we would even like to perform for the rest of the association from time to time! So, if you love music – be it making or listening or talking about it – join our TWub! 

“Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand” – Stevie Wonder 


The Bullet Journalists
– Chairpersons: Rosemarie van der Tol and Mare van Welzenis
– Description: The Bullet Journalists is a TWub dedicated to everyone who loves planning and/or crafts. We meet once a month to set up our bullet journals for the upcoming month. The group is meant for all kinds of bullet journalers: the veterans, the minimalists, calligraphists, but also for aspiring bullet journalers! Come find out about this magical, personalized agenda system that is keeping many of our members organized and sane during their student years. Meetings are bring-your-own-supplies based, but we will provide you with magazines and plenty of inspiration to get creative and organized for the rest of the month! 


Do you still miss a TWub? Send us a proposal for a new TWub to with:

– A suggestion for a (temporary) name for your TWub
– The name(s) of the chairperson(s) of the TWub (maximum of 2)
– The intended realisation of the TWub
– The number of current members of the proto-TWub (minimum of 5, including the chairperson(s))
– When and where meetings of TWub will be taking place, with information on how frequent the TWub will meet.

This information can of course be edited after the formation of the TWub.

TWubs have certain rights, such as receiving financial aid from the association or using their social media. The specifics of these rights can be found in the Internal Regulations.