Shut Up & 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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    "I'm an advertising student who finds in writing a pleasant escape from the otherwise manufactured creativity I work with on a daily basis."
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    "Hi! I write fiction - mostly short stories. I love the process of writing, and I'm trying to carve out more time to do it on a regular basis."
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    "Do you ever meet on Sat.?"

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    "I'd love to join you but I work during the day. boo hoo!"

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    "My name is Alex. I write immersive theatrical games. I'm very excited for this meetup!"
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    Ashley James
    "I love to write short stories and am looking to join a group of like-minded people"
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    AK Krajewska
    "I'm a poet living in San Francisco for these last 12 years. My work is grounded in the body, influenced by technology, and rooted in a sense of place."
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    "For the past 5 years, I have been working on a novel, I really want to finish it."
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    "Didn't­ RSVP, but did attend and get a pretty good amount of writing done. While working on a piece about my mother, I found myself in tears. Went with it. Survived intact, and kept going."

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    Kogen Keith-Dito
    "Love to write low fantasy grit. I cheer for goblins, half-orcs, and other marginalized humanoids."

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