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Monkeys with Typewriters Meetup for Writing & Creating @ Cosi in Rosslyn
From 7 to 9 PM, we'll meet at Cosi in Rosslyn for an evening of writing and creating. Bring whatever project you're working on (or your laptop, notebook or sketchbook if you're starting something new) and let's create stuff together! In the first 30 minutes of our meeting, we get set up and get started on our writing and/or creating. At 7:30, we go around the table and introduce ourselves, and briefly discuss our goals and progress on our projects. After that, we independently work on our projects until about 9:00PM. We'll be the group with laptops and/or writing implements, usually in the section on the left in the back, after you pass the beverage machines. Call or text (512)[masked] if you can't find us! For those who are driving, parallel parking is usually available on one of the streets near Cosi, or you can park in one of the nearby parking garages. The location is easily accessible from the Rosslyn Metro station on the Orange/Blue lines. Please RSVP if you can make it -- we hope to see you soon! Also, join our Facebook group if you like that sort of thing! Here's a link:

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What we're about

Monkeys with Typewriters is an extreme writing group bent on hammering out our novels (or whatever projects we're working on) and having fun too. If infinite monkeys can create a masterpiece, so can we.

We're not just writers -- any creative endeavor you're working on is appropriate for Monkeys. During regular meetups, you can write, draw, blog, design, code, or work on whatever other project you're up to. (Probably no singing and dancing though -- we're kind of quiet.)

Our goal is to provide a few hours to work on your creative projects in a supporting environment. We meet pretty much every Wednesday. A typical meeting is relatively unstructured: We meet in a space with tables, chairs and free wifi to work on our projects. Thirty minutes into our meeting, we go around the table to introduce ourselves and discuss our individual goals and the progress we've made since the last meetup. Then, we work independently on our projects for the rest of our time, quietly working and sometimes chatting about our projects.

We strive to create a productive, friendly and fun environment -- we hope you can join us!


FACEBOOK GROUP ( -- Let's talk about writing online! Join here ( (Note: The Monkeys with Typewriters Facebook group is for Meetup group members only. Let us know if your Meetup name is different from your Facebook name so we can add you!)

SISTER GROUP ( -- Kittens with Typewriters meets during weekdays in Alexandria. Kittens is organized on Facebook. You can join here (

WRITING CHALLENGES -- We usually moderate a couple of "write sprints" during our meetups, where members can (optionally) compete to write the most words within 10 minutes! We also have lots of members who participate in rad stuff like National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) (, Camp NaNoWriMo (, Script Frenzy, National Blog Posting Month, and Inktober ( Drop in if you're involved or interested!

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