Shut Up and Write! Meetup is a venue for writers to work in the company of other writers on a regular basis. Writing, whether approached as a profession or as an avocation, is an isolating activity. We provide this forum, writing resources and meeting times as a method of developing a community of creative people. We welcome people who are serious about ‘writing down the bones’ and are looking for the companionship of other writers.

Meetup Format
Making the time to write one hour per week is an empowering and ultimately rewarding experience but it needs to serve as the foundation of your daily discipline. If you RSVP that you are coming, then please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of the Meetup. The facilitator will lead introductions and then the group will write for an hour. There will then be 15-30 minutes of social time to get to know each other and possibly discuss personal writing successes such as getting published or overcoming writing resistance in some small way. No critiquing, exercises, lectures, ego, competition or feeling guilty.

Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.
Gloria Steinem

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    Arezoo Islami
    "Amidst writing my dissertation which is quite enjoyable once I am actually writing..."
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    Lee Lee­ commented on Shut Up and Write! Mission Daytime

    "I'm out, too. Woke up feeling horrible. Have fun! See you soon."

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    "got a job interview."

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    Curtis Curtis­ joined
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    "A recent UC Berkeley graduate who truly needs to shut and write cover letters, writing samples, resumes, personal stories, you name it. I need to hunker down and focus, so this is a perfect group for me."
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    "Meet Up Sonnet ‘Twas naught but I at Café Rigolo; Ensconc’d with latte and muffin galore, Hoping I wouds’t not have to write solo Needing boon companions to produce more. But, then, what good sight - as two writers approached!..."

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    Rosalind Hinton
    "New to Bay area from New Orleans. PhD in Religious Studies. Like to do oral histories. Love music of all types."
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    Rennie Rennie­ commented on Shut Up & Write! SoMA SF
    2 days ago

    "A challenging­ night at the page, but still rewarding."

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    Lee Lee­ wrote a group review
    2 days ago
    "I've been once, and even though the format didn't allow for talking about projects - going and focusing on writing was very helpful to me. I like the camaraderie - silent, though it was - and the sharpening of my thinking on my project."
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    Allison Young Allison Young joined
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    Allison Young
    "Somewhat aimless mom of 2 in San Francisco"
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    Mark Dungey Mark Dungey commented on Shut Up and Write! East Bay
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    Mark Dungey

    "Shut up and writes are always great--as long as I get there...."

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