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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 (5)

Shut Up & Write!™ Tuesday Virtual Meeting

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Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/564247524 Passcode:[masked] Enjoy creating in a virtual community! We'll do introductions then get 90 minutes of writing done—any writing you like. Agenda: 1:30: Join the meeting. Turn on your video. 1:30 - 1:45: Introductions: Name, Location, Today's Goal. 1:45 - 3:15: Shut Up & Write! Silent, independent writing session. Microphones muted. Videos on or off. If you need a bio-break, take it. 3:15 - 3:30: Check-ins. How’d it go? How to be helpful to the host: Video: Turn on your video during intros and check-ins, if you can. Photo: Use a photo of your face on Meetup to show you’re a real person. Name: Use your preferred name on Zoom, such as first name and initial. Preferably use the same name on Meetup. =============== Technical Details: You need a computer with a working camera and microphone, a good internet connection, and optionally, headphones. Only one person can talk at a time, so please share while being mindful of dominating the airwaves. We're using Zoom. You don't need to sign up or pay for anything. If you’ve never attended an online meeting, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with Zoom. www.zoom.us Tutorial on joining a meeting for the first time: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Shut Up & Write!™ Wednesday Virtual Meeting

Online event

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/564247524 Passcode:[masked] Enjoy creating in a virtual community! We'll do introductions then get 90 minutes of writing done—any writing you like. Agenda: 1:30: Join the meeting. Turn on your video. 1:30 - 1:45: Introductions: Name, Location, Today's Goal. 1:45 - 3:15: Shut Up & Write! Silent, independent writing session. Microphones muted. Videos on or off. If you need a bio-break, take it. 3:15 - 3:30: Check-ins. How’d it go? How to be helpful to the host: Video: Turn on your video during intros and check-ins, if you can. Photo: Use a photo of your face on Meetup to show you’re a real person. Name: Use your preferred name on Zoom, such as first name and initial. Preferably use the same name on Meetup. =============== Technical Details: You need a computer with a working camera and microphone, a good internet connection, and optionally, headphones. Only one person can talk at a time, so please share while being mindful of dominating the airwaves. We're using Zoom. You don't need to sign up or pay for anything. If you’ve never attended an online meeting, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with Zoom. www.zoom.us Tutorial on joining a meeting for the first time: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Shut Up & Write!™ Thursday (For Locals)

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PLEASE JOIN IF YOU'RE LOCAL TO CENTRAL OREGON. Passcode:[masked] Enjoy creating in a virtual community! We'll do introductions then get 90 minutes of writing done—any writing you like. Agenda: 2:00: Join the meeting. Turn on your video. 2:00 - 2:15: Introductions: Name, Location, Today's Goal. 2:15 - 3:45: Shut Up & Write! Silent, independent writing session. Microphones muted. Videos on or off. If you need a bio-break, take it. 3:45 - 4:00: Check-ins. How’d it go? How to be Helpful to the Host: - Name: Use your preferred, real name on Zoom. A good standard is a name and initial. Do this on Meetup, too, so your names match. - Photo: Choose a photo of your face for your Meetup profile, so we know you’re a real person. - Video: Turn on your video during intros and check-ins, if you can. =============== Technical Details: You need a computer with a working camera and microphone, a good internet connection, and optionally, headphones. Only one person can talk at a time, so please share while being mindful of dominating the airwaves. We're using Zoom. You don't need to sign up or pay for anything. If you’ve never attended an online meeting, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with Zoom. www.zoom.us Tutorial on joining a meeting for the first time: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting- How to turn on the chat feature: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/203650445-In-Meeting-Chat If you want to join by phone: One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# US (Houston) [masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose) Dial by your location [masked] US (Houston) [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US [masked] US [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (New York) Meeting ID:[masked] Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abntAUEbJB

Shut Up & Write!™ Tuesday Virtual Meeting

Online event

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/564247524 Passcode:[masked] Enjoy creating in a virtual community! We'll do introductions then get 90 minutes of writing done—any writing you like. Agenda: 1:30: Join the meeting. Turn on your video. 1:30 - 1:45: Introductions: Name, Location, Today's Goal. 1:45 - 3:15: Shut Up & Write! Silent, independent writing session. Microphones muted. Videos on or off. If you need a bio-break, take it. 3:15 - 3:30: Check-ins. How’d it go? How to be helpful to the host: Video: Turn on your video during intros and check-ins, if you can. Photo: Use a photo of your face on Meetup to show you’re a real person. Name: Use your preferred name on Zoom, such as first name and initial. Preferably use the same name on Meetup. =============== Technical Details: You need a computer with a working camera and microphone, a good internet connection, and optionally, headphones. Only one person can talk at a time, so please share while being mindful of dominating the airwaves. We're using Zoom. You don't need to sign up or pay for anything. If you’ve never attended an online meeting, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with Zoom. www.zoom.us Tutorial on joining a meeting for the first time: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Past events (625)

Shut Up & Write!™ Wednesday Virtual Meeting

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