Shut Up & Write!® in Sterling, VA
Shut Up & Write!® hosts free in-person and online writing events for writers all over the world. Our goal is to ensure that every writer, regardless of genre or skill level, has access to the community, accountability, and resources they need to be successful in their personal writing goals. Our events use our proven formula: a few minutes of introductions, an hour of focused writing, and a final check-in to share the hour's progress.
What to Expect
RSVP and please arrive 10–15 minutes early to get settled at an in-person event. Our host will lead introductions and then everyone will write for a quiet, focused period of time (1 hour).
Afterward, we’ll have an optional time to chat and get to know each other. Members often talk about their successes and challenges as writers. Our events are a safe space for writers to work on their craft. No one will read or critique your writing.
For more information about our events, visit https://shutupwrite.com.
Being Late is Okay: Just show up and get settled, then check in with me after the session. (I’ll be the person with the Shut Up & Write!® sign.) If you are on time, please be willing to make room for any friendly latecomers.
What Should I Bring?
Whatever you need to be able to write!
Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block the cafe’s ambient music or the occasional conversation by other patrons.
Other Important Details:
VENUE: We will be in MEETING ROOM C at Cascades Library.
WIFI NAME/PASSWORD: WiFi information will be posted at the event.
TRAVEL / PARKING: There is free parking behind Cascades Library.
GUIDELINES: Please respect library rules while they are hosting us for this write-in.