What we're about

Monkeys with Typewriters is an extreme writing group bent on hammering out our novels (or whatever projects we're working on) and having fun too. If infinite monkeys can create a masterpiece, so can we.

We're not just writers -- any creative endeavor you're working on is appropriate for Monkeys. During regular meetups, you can write, draw, blog, design, code, or work on whatever other project you're up to. (Probably no singing and dancing though -- we're kind of quiet.)

Our goal is to provide a few hours to work on your creative projects in a supporting environment. We meet pretty much every Wednesday. A typical meeting is relatively unstructured: We meet in a space with tables, chairs and free wifi to work on our projects. Thirty minutes into our meeting, we go around the table to introduce ourselves and discuss our individual goals and the progress we've made since the last meetup. Then, we work independently on our projects for the rest of our time, quietly working and sometimes chatting about our projects.

We strive to create a productive, friendly and fun environment -- we hope you can join us!

OTHER WAYS TO JOIN US:

FACEBOOK GROUP (https://www.facebook.com/groups/224936240950737/) -- Let's talk about writing online! Join here (https://www.facebook.com/groups/224936240950737/). (Note: The Monkeys with Typewriters Facebook group is for Meetup group members only. Let us know if your Meetup name is different from your Facebook name so we can add you!)

SISTER GROUP (https://www.facebook.com/groups/150878558394763/) -- Kittens with Typewriters meets during weekdays in Alexandria. Kittens is organized on Facebook. You can join here (https://www.facebook.com/groups/150878558394763/).

WRITING CHALLENGES -- We usually moderate a couple of "write sprints" during our meetups, where members can (optionally) compete to write the most words within 10 minutes! We also have lots of members who participate in rad stuff like National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) (http://nanowrimo.org), Camp NaNoWriMo (https://campnanowrimo.org), Script Frenzy, National Blog Posting Month, and Inktober (http://www.inktober.com/). Drop in if you're involved or interested!

Upcoming events (5)

VIRTUAL: Monkeys with Typewriters Meetup for Writing & Creating

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At 7:00 PM, we'll meet virtually for an evening of writing and creating. Work on whatever project you want and let's create stuff together! Between 7 and 7:30 PM, we will introduce ourselves in the chat, and briefly discuss our goals and progress on our projects. After that, we independently work on/chat about our projects until about 9:00 PM. This meeting will be held on our Discord channel. We will mostly use the text chat function, but we may add audio or video if we decide to. To be added to the Discord channel, send a private message to the organizers and you will be sent a link to join. (When you sign up, you can use a username, but you MUST send us your actual name in the chat so we know who you are!) You can use Discord on a computer or other device: https://discordapp.com/ Please RSVP if you can make it -- we hope to see you soon! Also, join our Facebook group if you like that sort of thing! Here's a link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/224936240950737/ NOTE: This recurring meeting is virtual until further notice due to current public health guidelines. We plan to resume in-person meetings at a later date.

VIRTUAL: Monkeys with Typewriters Meetup for Writing & Creating

Location visible to members

At 7:00 PM, we'll meet virtually for an evening of writing and creating. Work on whatever project you want and let's create stuff together! Between 7 and 7:30 PM, we will introduce ourselves in the chat, and briefly discuss our goals and progress on our projects. After that, we independently work on/chat about our projects until about 9:00 PM. This meeting will be held on our Discord channel. We will mostly use the text chat function, but we may add audio or video if we decide to. To be added to the Discord channel, send a private message to the organizers and you will be sent a link to join. (When you sign up, you can use a username, but you MUST send us your actual name in the chat so we know who you are!) You can use Discord on a computer or other device: https://discordapp.com/ Please RSVP if you can make it -- we hope to see you soon! Also, join our Facebook group if you like that sort of thing! Here's a link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/224936240950737/ NOTE: This recurring meeting is virtual until further notice due to current public health guidelines. We plan to resume in-person meetings at a later date.

VIRTUAL: Monkeys with Typewriters Meetup for Writing & Creating

Location visible to members

At 7:00 PM, we'll meet virtually for an evening of writing and creating. Work on whatever project you want and let's create stuff together! Between 7 and 7:30 PM, we will introduce ourselves in the chat, and briefly discuss our goals and progress on our projects. After that, we independently work on/chat about our projects until about 9:00 PM. This meeting will be held on our Discord channel. We will mostly use the text chat function, but we may add audio or video if we decide to. To be added to the Discord channel, send a private message to the organizers and you will be sent a link to join. (When you sign up, you can use a username, but you MUST send us your actual name in the chat so we know who you are!) You can use Discord on a computer or other device: https://discordapp.com/ Please RSVP if you can make it -- we hope to see you soon! Also, join our Facebook group if you like that sort of thing! Here's a link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/224936240950737/ NOTE: This recurring meeting is virtual until further notice due to current public health guidelines. We plan to resume in-person meetings at a later date.

VIRTUAL: Monkeys with Typewriters Meetup for Writing & Creating

Location visible to members

At 7:00 PM, we'll meet virtually for an evening of writing and creating. Work on whatever project you want and let's create stuff together! Between 7 and 7:30 PM, we will introduce ourselves in the chat, and briefly discuss our goals and progress on our projects. After that, we independently work on/chat about our projects until about 9:00 PM. This meeting will be held on our Discord channel. We will mostly use the text chat function, but we may add audio or video if we decide to. To be added to the Discord channel, send a private message to the organizers and you will be sent a link to join. (When you sign up, you can use a username, but you MUST send us your actual name in the chat so we know who you are!) You can use Discord on a computer or other device: https://discordapp.com/ Please RSVP if you can make it -- we hope to see you soon! Also, join our Facebook group if you like that sort of thing! Here's a link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/224936240950737/ NOTE: This recurring meeting is virtual until further notice due to current public health guidelines. We plan to resume in-person meetings at a later date.

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