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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 (4+)

Shut Up & Write!™ Bern

Online event

Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. We usually meet on Friday at 6:15pm at the Generationenhaus in Bern.

HOW TO FIND US IN PERSON

Generationenhaus Bern
Bahnhofpl. 2
3011 Bern (closes at 8:00pm)

The official entrance is at the South side of the building (so, the Bubenbergplatz side, not at "Toi at Moi"). The entrance usually has some billboards advertising exhibitions and events standing on the sidewalk.

Enter through the gate and turn left to walk through the sliding doors. Walk past the reception area and down the hall towards the Café Bar. Go right where it says "WEST" on the wall beside the cafe. This should lead you down the hall with a couple of tables. We are usually at one of those tables in the hall or in the Café Bar (provided it's open).
During summer, if the weather is nice, we can also be found at the small garden area in the middle of the house.
There is a small Shut up and Write! sign on the table where we sit.

The bar has Wifi, and you can ask the bartender for the password. You don't need to buy anything to stay at the cafe or in the surrounding area, but if the need arises, coffee, tea, and small pasties, and cakes are available.

IMPORTANT: During the winter semester the bar is only open until 6pm, so all the above stated amenities are only available if you arrive earlier.

HOW TO FIND US ONLINE

At the same time as the in-person meetup, we will also host the meeting on Discord. This is for people who don't feel comfortable to come to meetings in person, especially because of Covid-19.

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

6:15pm - 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

Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. We usually meet on Friday at 6:15pm at the Generationenhaus in Bern.

HOW TO FIND US IN PERSON

Generationenhaus Bern
Bahnhofpl. 2
3011 Bern (closes at 8:00pm)

The official entrance is at the South side of the building (so, the Bubenbergplatz side, not at "Toi at Moi"). The entrance usually has some billboards advertising exhibitions and events standing on the sidewalk.

Enter through the gate and turn left to walk through the sliding doors. Walk past the reception area and down the hall towards the Café Bar. Go right where it says "WEST" on the wall beside the cafe. This should lead you down the hall with a couple of tables. We are usually at one of those tables in the hall or in the Café Bar (provided it's open).
During summer, if the weather is nice, we can also be found at the small garden area in the middle of the house.
There is a small Shut up and Write! sign on the table where we sit.

The bar has Wifi, and you can ask the bartender for the password. You don't need to buy anything to stay at the cafe or in the surrounding area, but if the need arises, coffee, tea, and small pasties, and cakes are available.

IMPORTANT: During the winter semester the bar is only open until 6pm, so all the above stated amenities are only available if you arrive earlier.

HOW TO FIND US ONLINE

At the same time as the in-person meetup, we will also host the meeting on Discord. This is for people who don't feel comfortable to come to meetings in person, especially because of Covid-19.

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

6:15pm - 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

Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. We usually meet on Friday at 6:15pm at the Generationenhaus in Bern.

HOW TO FIND US IN PERSON

Generationenhaus Bern
Bahnhofpl. 2
3011 Bern (closes at 8:00pm)

The official entrance is at the South side of the building (so, the Bubenbergplatz side, not at "Toi at Moi"). The entrance usually has some billboards advertising exhibitions and events standing on the sidewalk.

Enter through the gate and turn left to walk through the sliding doors. Walk past the reception area and down the hall towards the Café Bar. Go right where it says "WEST" on the wall beside the cafe. This should lead you down the hall with a couple of tables. We are usually at one of those tables in the hall or in the Café Bar (provided it's open).
During summer, if the weather is nice, we can also be found at the small garden area in the middle of the house.
There is a small Shut up and Write! sign on the table where we sit.

The bar has Wifi, and you can ask the bartender for the password. You don't need to buy anything to stay at the cafe or in the surrounding area, but if the need arises, coffee, tea, and small pasties, and cakes are available.

IMPORTANT: During the winter semester the bar is only open until 6pm, so all the above stated amenities are only available if you arrive earlier.

HOW TO FIND US ONLINE

At the same time as the in-person meetup, we will also host the meeting on Discord. This is for people who don't feel comfortable to come to meetings in person, especially because of Covid-19.

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

6:15pm - 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

Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. We usually meet on Friday at 6:15pm at the Generationenhaus in Bern.

HOW TO FIND US IN PERSON

Generationenhaus Bern
Bahnhofpl. 2
3011 Bern (closes at 8:00pm)

The official entrance is at the South side of the building (so, the Bubenbergplatz side, not at "Toi at Moi"). The entrance usually has some billboards advertising exhibitions and events standing on the sidewalk.

Enter through the gate and turn left to walk through the sliding doors. Walk past the reception area and down the hall towards the Café Bar. Go right where it says "WEST" on the wall beside the cafe. This should lead you down the hall with a couple of tables. We are usually at one of those tables in the hall or in the Café Bar (provided it's open).
During summer, if the weather is nice, we can also be found at the small garden area in the middle of the house.
There is a small Shut up and Write! sign on the table where we sit.

The bar has Wifi, and you can ask the bartender for the password. You don't need to buy anything to stay at the cafe or in the surrounding area, but if the need arises, coffee, tea, and small pasties, and cakes are available.

IMPORTANT: During the winter semester the bar is only open until 6pm, so all the above stated amenities are only available if you arrive earlier.

HOW TO FIND US ONLINE

At the same time as the in-person meetup, we will also host the meeting on Discord. This is for people who don't feel comfortable to come to meetings in person, especially because of Covid-19.

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

6:15pm - 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 (147)

Shut Up & Write!™ Bern

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