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.
Want to know more? Check us out: www.shutupwrite.com. Or get in touch: questions@shutupwrite.com.

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.

Upcoming events (5)

Shut Up & Write!™ Del Cerro

Brew Coffee Spot

What happens when you accomplish a huge win first thing in the morning? You feel GREAT, get into a high vibration and (since one good decision invariably leads to another) you accomplish even more the rest of the day! So be it a book you're authoring, a college essay, a work/business project or just some writing-related tasks on your to-do list, you are invited to join us! (No one will be looking at or evaluating your work/progress - this time is just for you!) SCHEDULE: 8:00 am - Quick intros and announcements 8:15 am - Timer starts, write for 1 hour. 9:15 am - Timer ends, you're now one hour closer to your goal....so feel accomplished, celebrate! 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. Happy writing and I look forward to seeing you at Brew! WHAT TO 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. - Always a good idea to come with laptops charged in case outlets are unavailable/full! Please thank our hosts by purchasing something! PS: Want to keep this event going every week without fail? Be a co-organizer and step in on days I might be away. It's super-easy - you pretty much just have to show up! Let me know before/after the Meetup if you're open to help with this. I'd love to have a couple/few co-organizers so we never have to cancel an event.

Shut Up & Write!™ Del Cerro

Brew Coffee Spot

What happens when you accomplish a huge win first thing in the morning? You feel GREAT, get into a high vibration and (since one good decision invariably leads to another) you accomplish even more the rest of the day! So be it a book you're authoring, a college essay, a work/business project or just some writing-related tasks on your to-do list, you are invited to join us! (No one will be looking at or evaluating your work/progress - this time is just for you!) SCHEDULE: 8:00 am - Quick intros and announcements 8:15 am - Timer starts, write for 1 hour. 9:15 am - Timer ends, you're now one hour closer to your goal....so feel accomplished, celebrate! 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. Happy writing and I look forward to seeing you at Brew! WHAT TO 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. - Always a good idea to come with laptops charged in case outlets are unavailable/full! Please thank our hosts by purchasing something! PS: Want to keep this event going every week without fail? Be a co-organizer and step in on days I might be away. It's super-easy - you pretty much just have to show up! Let me know before/after the Meetup if you're open to help with this. I'd love to have a couple/few co-organizers so we never have to cancel an event.

Shut Up & Write!™ Del Cerro

Brew Coffee Spot

What happens when you accomplish a huge win first thing in the morning? You feel GREAT, get into a high vibration and (since one good decision invariably leads to another) you accomplish even more the rest of the day! So be it a book you're authoring, a college essay, a work/business project or just some writing-related tasks on your to-do list, you are invited to join us! (No one will be looking at or evaluating your work/progress - this time is just for you!) SCHEDULE: 8:00 am - Quick intros and announcements 8:15 am - Timer starts, write for 1 hour. 9:15 am - Timer ends, you're now one hour closer to your goal....so feel accomplished, celebrate! 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. Happy writing and I look forward to seeing you at Brew! WHAT TO 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. - Always a good idea to come with laptops charged in case outlets are unavailable/full! Please thank our hosts by purchasing something! PS: Want to keep this event going every week without fail? Be a co-organizer and step in on days I might be away. It's super-easy - you pretty much just have to show up! Let me know before/after the Meetup if you're open to help with this. I'd love to have a couple/few co-organizers so we never have to cancel an event.

Shut Up & Write!™ Del Cerro

Brew Coffee Spot

What happens when you accomplish a huge win first thing in the morning? You feel GREAT, get into a high vibration and (since one good decision invariably leads to another) you accomplish even more the rest of the day! So be it a book you're authoring, a college essay, a work/business project or just some writing-related tasks on your to-do list, you are invited to join us! (No one will be looking at or evaluating your work/progress - this time is just for you!) SCHEDULE: 8:00 am - Quick intros and announcements 8:15 am - Timer starts, write for 1 hour. 9:15 am - Timer ends, you're now one hour closer to your goal....so feel accomplished, celebrate! 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. Happy writing and I look forward to seeing you at Brew! WHAT TO 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. - Always a good idea to come with laptops charged in case outlets are unavailable/full! Please thank our hosts by purchasing something! PS: Want to keep this event going every week without fail? Be a co-organizer and step in on days I might be away. It's super-easy - you pretty much just have to show up! Let me know before/after the Meetup if you're open to help with this. I'd love to have a couple/few co-organizers so we never have to cancel an event.

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