What we're about

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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 (1)

Shut Up & Write!® [Del Ray, Alexandria]

Junction Bakery & Bistro

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 7:30 AM on Sunday morning, September 19.

No one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice. Instead of just thinking about writing, come meet other writers, develop community, and get some real writing done.

7:30 AM - Quick introductions
7:45 - Timer starts: write for 1 hour
8:45 - Join us for optional socializing, keep writing, or take off

BEING LATE IS OKAY: Just show up and start writing, then check-in with me after the session. (I’ll be the person with the Shut Up & Write! sign.)

Happy writing and I look forward to seeing you inside at Junction Cafe -- 1508 Mt Vernon Ave #1718, Alexandria, VA 22301 --(https://www.junctionbakery.com/).

What Should I Bring?
Whatever you need to be able to write (e.g., fully charged laptop).
Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block café noise.

Please thank our hosts by purchasing something.

Past events (24)

Fridays at 2pm: Shut Up & Write on Zoom

Online event

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