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: http://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!™ [Athens / Little Tree Books and Coffee]

Little Tree Books 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 18.00 on Tuesday, 18th of September. 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: 18:00 - SESSION 1: quick intros. 18:15 - timer starts: write for 1 hour. 20:15 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. Little Tree Books and Coffee closes at 23.00. OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 21.00, depending what everyone feels like. 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.) 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 Little Tree Books and Coffee! 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 is access to plugs, but depending on the number of attendees, it is suggested you bring your laptop precharged just in case. Other Important Details (please read before RSVP'ing): Little Tree Books and Coffee has WiFi. It is a small cafe, and that's why there is a limited number of participants. Since they don't take any reservations, finding a spot is always on a first-come first-served basis. However, if you're on the waitlist but still want to join us please do! You can come and maybe sit at a spot close by and we'll get a chance to chat afterwards. If you have RSVP'ed that you are attending but are not available after all, please change your RSVP status in time, so that someone else can join. It is useful for me to know as well, since I try to be at Little Tree earlier to get a few spots. TRAVEL / PARKING: It is a 5 minute walk from Acropolis station GUIDELINES: Please thank our hosts by purchasing something.

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