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Shut Up & Write!™ (Los Altos)
Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at Coffee Drive Up on Monday morning. Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, poem or just plain work stuff, you are invited to write it with us. No one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done. Guidelines: Coffee Drive Up has very good coffee and tea. They also have some wraps and vegan-friendly snacks. Please thank our hosts by purchasing something; this is a new venue for us and we would like to be invited to continue here. SCHEDULE: 12:30pm - Informal socializing. 12:45pm - Timer starts: write for 1 hour. 1:45pm - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. Coffee Drive Up closes at 2pm. OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens starting at 1:45pm. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing. IMPORTANT DETAILS: Coffee Drive Up does have WiFi. TRAVEL / PARKING: There is a parking lot in front of the coffee shop and ample street parking SEATING INFORMATION: I will reserve seats; the main group with be at the pub tables to the right of the entrance, but there are various possible seating arrangements. Happy writing and I look forward to seeing you at Coffee Drive Up! Please keep your RSVP current. I am keeping the attendees to 7 writers total, so If you no-show someone might not get a seat. What Should I Bring? Whatever you need to be able to write! Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block the cafe’s overhead music or the occasional conversation by other patrons. There are very few power outlets, so come with laptops charged, if that is what you use.

Coffee Drive Up

999 Fremont Ave · Los Altos, ca

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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: Or get in touch:

Meetup Event FormatIt 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.

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