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Shut Up & Write!™ Sebastopol
Come to Infusions Teahouse and Look for the Shut Up & Write Mug Join host Vanissar and other writers for two hours of focused writing! It's all about whatever you need to write - short story, novel, poem, memoir, thesis, or a manifesto! Bring a laptop, bring a pen, bring a notebook. We'll introduce ourselves and then write! Look for the Shut Up & Write mug, and introduce yourself. Vanissar will announce the meet-up at 11:00 am. 11:00 AM – Introductions-Your name and your writing project 11:10 AM - Shut up and Write! 12:55 PM - Brief Check-in with Everyone—How did it go? 1:00 PM- Goodbye! If you're spending too much time THINKING about writing, come and join us for a session of focused writing. It may just be "pipe-cleaning" for now, but you'll feel better showing up at the page. No one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice.,-122.8247633,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xf4d8920cc26b167!8m2!3d38.4035854!4d-122.8247633 • What to bring Pen and notebook or laptop

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What we're about

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.

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Meetup Event Format

It 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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