What we're about

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.

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.shutupwrite.com For any questions, please contact questions@suandw.com.

Meetup Format

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

Upcoming events (5+)

Shut Up and Write Pomodoro!

Atrium [ on 47th Ave between Starbucks and L'Oreal ]

Welcome to Shut Up and Write Pomodoro! The way it will work: We will start writing at 7:05pm on the dot. If you come late, please do not be disruptive to the other writers. Schedule: 7:05-7:30- first 25 minute writing session. 7:30-7:35- 5 minute break. 7:35-8:00- second 25 minute writing session. 8:00-8:05- 5 minute break. 8:05-8:30- third 25 minute writing session. 8:35-8:40 5 minute break 8:40-9:05– final writing session. Space is limited to 8 people plus the two co-leaders.

Shut Up & Write!™ [PARK SLOPE LIBRARY]

Brooklyn Public Library - Park Slope Branch

Come join us for a group writing session at the private meeting room in the Park Slope Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library! Bring a photo ID - check in at the library front desk, tell them you're here for the Shut Up and Write group, and they'll show you where to go! What Should I Bring? 1. Whatever you need to be able to write! 2. A photo ID 3. Earbuds/earplugs if you want to block the ambient chatter that sometimes comes from the common area and other offices. The Library has free WiFi.

Shut Up & Write!™ [Columbus Circle]

Argo Tea and Coffee

Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 6:00PM on Sunday evenings. 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. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done. SCHEDULE: 6:05pm- quick intros. 6:05 - timer starts: write for 1 hour. 7:05 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. Argo Tea closes at 9PM. OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens until 7:45 when the next session starts. 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 after the session. (I’ll be the person with the Shut Up & Write! sign or smiling/waving at you when you walk in.) 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 Argo! 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. There are outlets under the table and on the walls but always good to charge ahead. Other Important Details: Argo has WiFi code on the receipt but LinkNYC is available too. TRANSIT: Argo is at 1792 Broadway and 58th Street. Take the 1, A, C, E, D to Columbus Circle or walk from the F or N, W, Q on 57th Street. SEATING: We tend to meet at the big table and by the windows. Come early to claim the spot. If you get separated, you can still join us for intros or reunite with us after the hour. GUIDELINES: Please thank our hosts by purchasing something.

Shut Up & Write!™ [Columbus Circle]

Argo Tea and Coffee

Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 7:30PM on Sunday evenings. 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. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done. SCHEDULE: 7:35 - quick intros. 7:40 - timer starts: write for 1 hour. 8:40 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. Argo Tea closes at 9PM. OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 8:40. 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 after the session. (I’ll be the person with the Shut Up & Write! sign or smiling/waving at you when you walk in.) 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 Argo! 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. There are outlets under the table and on the walls but always good to charge ahead. Other Important Details: Argo has WiFi code on the receipt but LinkNYC is available too. TRANSIT: Argo is at 1792 Broadway and 58th Street. Take the 1, A, C, E, D to Columbus Circle or walk from the F or N, W, Q on 57th Street. SEATING: We tend to meet at the big table and by the windows. Come early to claim the spot. If you get separated, you can still join us for intros or reunite with us after the hour. GUIDELINES: Please thank our hosts by purchasing something.

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