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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    Lydia Nayo

    "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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    Alison Marklein
    "I'm an earth scientist who writes a lot"
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    Melanie
    "Entrepreneur, blogger (catalyticwomen­.com), mom of 2 teens looking to create a habit of writing. Women's wealth and social impact are my professional passions."
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    Mercilee Jenkins
    "I am a playwright and fiction writer."
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    David Noble

    "Sorry to miss AGAIN and also not to let you know ahead of time. Missing our group. Maybe next week..."

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    Tony John Roma Tony John Roma joined
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    Tony John Roma
    "I'm a writer of short fiction who also is working on a play. Would love to make more writing time!"
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    Denisse
    "PhD student and aspiring writer."
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    Kathleen Auterio
    "I work in music and tech, but recently found myself exploring writing and storytelling."
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    Lisa Carrera

    "Sorry. As an organizer I cancelled this event by mistake, but have since in-cancelle­d. All I wanted to do was indicate I won't be there tonight. I'm doing this from my cell and my fingers are clumsy. This event is scheduled. Happy writing!"

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