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For online events, check out our Online Events Meetup.

Shut Up & Write hosts free in-person and online writing events for writers all over the world. Our goal is to ensure that every writer, regardless of genre or skill level, has access to the community, accountability, and resources they need to be successful in their personal writing goals. Our events use our proven formula: a few minutes of introductions, a period of focused writing, and a final check-in to share our progress.

What to Expect

RSVP and please arrive 10–15 minutes early to get settled at an in-person event. Our host will lead introductions and then everyone will write for a quiet, focused period of time.

Afterward, feel free to get to know each other. Members often talk about their successes and challenges as writers. Our events are a safe space for writers to work on their craft. No one will read or critique your writing.

For more information, visit https://shutupwrite.com.

Upcoming events (4+)

Shut Up & Write!™ Bern

Café Lounge Lesbar

THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN PERSON

Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers.

HOW TO FIND US

Café Lounge Lesbar
Münstergasse[masked] Bern

We are usually inside. There will be a sign with our logo on the table where we sit.

DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT

Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, song lyrics, 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 (unless you want them to). Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing.

SCHEDULE

6:15pm - Introductions and small talk
6:30pm - One hour of writing
7:30pm - Some more chatting

BEING LATE IS OKAY

Just show up and get settled, then check-in with the organizer after the session. If you were on time, please be willing to make room for the friendly latecomer.

Shut Up & Write!™ Bern

Online event

THIS EVENT IS ONLINE ONLY

Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers.

HOW TO FIND US ONLINE

We are hosting this meeting on Discord.
If you want to join us there, go to https://discord.com/register to register a new account or https://discord.com/login to log in with an existing account.
Once you are logged in, click on the invite link in the event, and you can join the group: https://discord.gg/gKURHxf

DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT

Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, song lyrics, 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 (unless you want them to). Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing.

SCHEDULE

6:30pm - Introductions and small talk
6:45pm - One hour of writing
7:45pm - Some more chatting

BEING LATE IS OKAY

Just show up and get settled, then check-in with the organizer after the session. If you were on time, please be willing to make room for the friendly latecomer.

Shut Up & Write!™ Bern

Café Lounge Lesbar

THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN PERSON

Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers.

HOW TO FIND US

Café Lounge Lesbar
Münstergasse[masked] Bern

We are usually inside. There will be a sign with our logo on the table where we sit.

DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT

Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, song lyrics, 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 (unless you want them to). Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing.

SCHEDULE

6:15pm - Introductions and small talk
6:30pm - One hour of writing
7:30pm - Some more chatting

BEING LATE IS OKAY

Just show up and get settled, then check-in with the organizer after the session. If you were on time, please be willing to make room for the friendly latecomer.

Shut Up & Write!™ Bern

Café Lounge Lesbar

THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN PERSON

Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers.

HOW TO FIND US

Café Lounge Lesbar
Münstergasse[masked] Bern

We are usually inside. There will be a sign with our logo on the table where we sit.

DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT

Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, song lyrics, 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 (unless you want them to). Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing.

SCHEDULE

6:15pm - Introductions and small talk
6:30pm - One hour of writing
7:30pm - Some more chatting

BEING LATE IS OKAY

Just show up and get settled, then check-in with the organizer after the session. If you were on time, please be willing to make room for the friendly latecomer.

Past events (204)

Shut Up & Write!™ Bern

Café Lounge Lesbar