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Shut Up & Write!™ Silicon Valley (CWC SF Peninsula)
• What we'll do This is a supportive group for writers of all kinds. Whether you write for professional, personal, or other reasons, come prepared to work. Note that this is not a sharing or critique group, but you are welcome to discuss your work during our check-in time. 09:30 - Intros and check-in. 10:00 - Write for 1-1/2 hours. Or leave before then if you want a shorter session. 11:30 - Formal session ends, but you're welcome to stay longer and write more! OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens from 9:30 - 10. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing. BEING LATE IS OKAY: Just show up and get settled, then check in with me or my co-host after the session. (I’ll be the person with the Shut Up & Write! sign.) If you were on time, please be willing to make room for the friendly latecomer. Happy writing and I look forward to seeing you at Penelope's. • What to 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. Pre-charge your laptop as plugs are limited. • Important to know Reserved space is limited. Please show up if you sign up or cancel your spot if you can't make it. Please park in areas marked "Plaza Parking." Please thank our hosts by purchasing something. As the name suggests, Penelope's has excellent coffee and tea, as well as baked goods, burritos, and omelette/waffles.

Penelope's coffee and tea

3 Plaza View Lane · Foster City, CA

What we're about

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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