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Shut Up & Write!™ Palo Alto
Start your weekend off with an hour of focused writing! 10:00-10:30 AM: Arrive, socialize, or get straight to work 10:30-11:30 AM: The official timer starts! Write for one hour 11:30 AM-Noon: Chat / take off / keep writing: Since this is not a typical cafe location, we need to leave at Noon 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. Optional socializing happens mostly at the end of the Meetup. There is also a (small) selection of books on the craft of writing available to browse. And, if you want more writing time in this location, Sacred Space offers free coworking Fridays -- find them on Meetup and join their group!

Sacred Space Coworking

2490 Middlefield Road · Palo Alto

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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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