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For more virtual events, join our Online Events Meetup here: https://www.meetup.com/shutupandwriteonlineevents/

Shut Up & Write!® is more than a movement, more than a good idea. We’re a method of writing that delivers. As an international organization, we are thousands of writers in a worldwide community, but most importantly, we are writers who write together in a local cafe. Join us.

We have events every week, all over. Sometimes we talk after. Whatever you’re writing, whatever form it takes, wherever you are in your process, you won’t be the only one.

And if you need help with your writing, we offer that too.

Want to know more? Check us out: www.shutupwrite.com. Or get in touch: questions@shutupwrite.com.

Meetup Event Format

It is an empowering and rewarding experience to write an hour each week, at the same time and place. It serves as powerful support for building your daily writing discipline.

RSVP and please arrive 10–15 minutes early to get settled. At the Meetup our Organizer will lead introductions and then everyone will sit down and write.

Afterwards, feel free to get to know each other. Members often talk about their successes and challenges as writers. The Shut Up & Write!® format brings a social facet to a normally isolated craft.

Our Meetups are a safe space for writers to work on their craft. No one will read or critique your writing.

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

This is your time to write.

Upcoming events (5)

Shut Up & Write!™

Online event

Having trouble focusing/being productive, or do you simply need a change of scene from your usual writing environment? Come along to Shut Up & Write! on Wednesdays for an hour of focused writing, in an informal and supportive atmosphere. This is for writers of any genre and you do not have to share your work. Most people who come find it helpful to be in the company of other people with the same goal and it's surprising how productive you can be in one hour. Aside from the writing, it can be enjoyable doing something different after work, getting out (virtually) on a week night and meeting new people. • From 6:50pm: Get a coffee, take your seat, meet fellow writers • 7:30pm: Pen poised/laptop ready and… write! • 8:30pm: Head off or stay and chat about what you’re working on/life in general. Note that meetings may end at 21:10 zoom dictating. ** Note this is NOT a group for critiquing your writing. There are many groups in Edinburgh for this purpose. This group gives a space to write and nothing more; and many members like the fact you do not share your work at the end because it's more relaxed** For the foreseeable future, the event will stay online. Details for meeting: Meetings are hosted on the "Zoom" platform (easily found with Google) The meeting begins at 18:50 Meeting ID:[masked] Password: 3s1CpG Zoom depending, we will either remain in the same meeting indefinitely, or restart every 40 mins till the conclusion. If that happens just use the same details to log in everytime.

Shut Up & Write!™

Online event

Having trouble focusing/being productive, or do you simply need a change of scene from your usual writing environment? Come along to Shut Up & Write! on Wednesdays for an hour of focused writing, in an informal and supportive atmosphere. This is for writers of any genre and you do not have to share your work. Most people who come find it helpful to be in the company of other people with the same goal and it's surprising how productive you can be in one hour. Aside from the writing, it can be enjoyable doing something different after work, getting out (virtually) on a week night and meeting new people. • From 6:50pm: Get a coffee, take your seat, meet fellow writers • 7:30pm: Pen poised/laptop ready and… write! • 8:30pm: Head off or stay and chat about what you’re working on/life in general. Note that meetings may end at 21:10 zoom dictating. ** Note this is NOT a group for critiquing your writing. There are many groups in Edinburgh for this purpose. This group gives a space to write and nothing more; and many members like the fact you do not share your work at the end because it's more relaxed** For the foreseeable future, the event will stay online. Details for meeting: Meetings are hosted on the "Zoom" platform (easily found with Google) The meeting begins at 18:50 Meeting ID:[masked] Password: 3s1CpG Zoom depending, we will either remain in the same meeting indefinitely, or restart every 40 mins till the conclusion. If that happens just use the same details to log in everytime.

Shut Up & Write!™

Online event

Having trouble focusing/being productive, or do you simply need a change of scene from your usual writing environment? Come along to Shut Up & Write! on Wednesdays for an hour of focused writing, in an informal and supportive atmosphere. This is for writers of any genre and you do not have to share your work. Most people who come find it helpful to be in the company of other people with the same goal and it's surprising how productive you can be in one hour. Aside from the writing, it can be enjoyable doing something different after work, getting out (virtually) on a week night and meeting new people. • From 6:50pm: Get a coffee, take your seat, meet fellow writers • 7:30pm: Pen poised/laptop ready and… write! • 8:30pm: Head off or stay and chat about what you’re working on/life in general. Note that meetings may end at 21:10 zoom dictating. ** Note this is NOT a group for critiquing your writing. There are many groups in Edinburgh for this purpose. This group gives a space to write and nothing more; and many members like the fact you do not share your work at the end because it's more relaxed** For the foreseeable future, the event will stay online. Details for meeting: Meetings are hosted on the "Zoom" platform (easily found with Google) The meeting begins at 18:50 Meeting ID:[masked] Password: 3s1CpG Zoom depending, we will either remain in the same meeting indefinitely, or restart every 40 mins till the conclusion. If that happens just use the same details to log in everytime.

Shut Up & Write!™

Online event

Having trouble focusing/being productive, or do you simply need a change of scene from your usual writing environment? Come along to Shut Up & Write! on Wednesdays for an hour of focused writing, in an informal and supportive atmosphere. This is for writers of any genre and you do not have to share your work. Most people who come find it helpful to be in the company of other people with the same goal and it's surprising how productive you can be in one hour. Aside from the writing, it can be enjoyable doing something different after work, getting out (virtually) on a week night and meeting new people. • From 6:50pm: Get a coffee, take your seat, meet fellow writers • 7:30pm: Pen poised/laptop ready and… write! • 8:30pm: Head off or stay and chat about what you’re working on/life in general. Note that meetings may end at 21:10 zoom dictating. ** Note this is NOT a group for critiquing your writing. There are many groups in Edinburgh for this purpose. This group gives a space to write and nothing more; and many members like the fact you do not share your work at the end because it's more relaxed** For the foreseeable future, the event will stay online. Details for meeting: Meetings are hosted on the "Zoom" platform (easily found with Google) The meeting begins at 18:50 Meeting ID:[masked] Password: 3s1CpG Zoom depending, we will either remain in the same meeting indefinitely, or restart every 40 mins till the conclusion. If that happens just use the same details to log in everytime.

Past events (192)

Shut Up & Write!™

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