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Shut Up & Write!™ Dumbo Brooklyn
Join us for an hour of writing! You can write anything you want to, doesn't have to be for a specific project. No one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice. Just come write! IMPORTANT: there are a limited number of spots. RSVP only if you can make it, and update as soon as possible if your plans change. Be kind to those waiting for spots to open. 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 were on time, please be willing to make room for the friendly latecomer. SCHEDULE: 6:45p - quick intros. 7:00p - timer starts: write for 1 hour. 8:00p - timer ends. You are welcome to chat / take off / keep writing. OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING: happens at 8:00p. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing. 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. Come with your laptop fully charged, a backup battery, or a portable battery charging pack if you need to. TRAVEL: F and A/C trains are the closest. F train stop is York. Turn right as you come out of the station. Cross the intersection and walk one block, make a left onto Front St., make a right onto Pearl St. A/C train stop is High Street station, get out the Adams St. exit, make a right as you come out of the station, and walk to the intersection. Then turn left onto Pearl St. PARKING: There is limited street parking in Dumbo. If you need it, Park Kwik parking garage is located at 85 Adams St. GUIDELINES: Please thank our hosts by purchasing something.

Lassen & Hennings

177 Water Street, street level · Brooklyn, ny

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Shut Up & Write! helps writers tell their story. We offer free, weekly, nation-wide events that foster local writing communities. Our Meetups help members reach their writing goals in a supportive, social setting. Writing—whether it's approached professionally or as a hobby—doesn't have to be isolating. We welcome anyone who writes, regardless of genre or medium. We have members writing novels, short stories, poetry, screenplays, essays, school reports and more.

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Making the time to write one hour each week is an empowering and rewarding experience. It can serve as a powerful base for building your daily writing discipline.

If you RSVP that you are coming, then please arrive 10–15 minutes early. The organizer will lead introductions and then the group will write for an hour. Afterwards, there will be 15–30 minutes of social time to get to know each other. Members often talk about their successes and challenges as writers. There should be no critiquing, exercises, lectures, ego, competition or feeling guilty.

“Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.“ - Gloria Steinem

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