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Shut Up & Write!™ Clairemont
One hour a week. Just one hour. That can be all it takes to turn the dream of a finished work into reality. This one hour is dedicated to sitting down and writing in the company of fellow writers. Schedule: • 6:30 - Introductions, patron the fine establishment, meet people, and get your writing set up. •6:45 - One hour of non-interrupted writing time. • 7:45 - Alarm to signal that the hour is up. Afterwards, everyone is welcome to stay and chat, continue working, or leave whenever they like. This is a group that will meet to just sit down, shut up, and write. We're not always sure what's coming onto the paper (or word processor), but having an opportunity to spend even an hour writing can get creativity flowing. No editing, no critiquing, and no judgement. Just writing and fellowship. Look for the "Shut Up & Write" sign on the table. Writing prompts will be available if desired. If you're on the waiting list: you can still show up. We just can't assure there's seating beyond the number who can RSVP. But you might take the place of a no show. We get those. If it turns out you cannot make this meeting, please change your RSVP as soon as you know that. Thanks. :)


4798 Clairemont Mesa Blvd · San Diego, CA

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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