What we’re about
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+)See all
- Shut Up & Write!® Downtown Boise/PaneraPanera Bread, Boise, ID
What to Expect
RSVP and please arrive 10–15 minutes early to get a snack and find a seat.
10am - Time to get settled in & do introductions
10:15-11:15 - Everyone writes for one quiet hour!
11:15 - Stay and chat awhile or free to leave
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 about our events, visit https://shutupwrite.com.
What Should I Bring?
Whatever you need to be able to write!
Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block the cafe’s ambient music or the occasional conversation by other patrons.
Other Important Details:
PARKING: parking lot or street parking
GUIDELINES: Please thank our hosts by purchasing something.
- Shut-Up and Write - In PersonPanera Bread, Meridian, ID
IN PERSON GROUP (Wednesday Evening)
It works like this:
6:15 pm - arrive, get a beverage or snack, and settle in
6:20 pm - introductions
6:30 - 7:30 pm - quiet writing time
All writers welcome - work on your novel, memoir, screenplay, homework, graphic novel, non-fiction, journal, etc. Aspiring writers, 14 yrs and older are welcome. No pets, please.
- Shut-Up & Write - In PersonMeridian Library - unBound, Meridian, ID
IN PERSON (Saturday Mornings)
10am - arrive
10:05 - 10:15 Brief introductions
10:15am - 11:15am is quiet writing time
Writers for all genres are welcome - work on your novel, memoir, screenplay, homework, graphic novel, non-fiction, journal, poetry, etc. Aspiring writers, 14 yrs and older are welcome. No pets, please. Bring your own beverage.
- Virtual Sunday Write-InLink visible for attendees
This event is hosted on the Shut Up & Write website, so please sign up here for your writing event.
ABOUT THE EVENT
Join Candice on Google Meet for a virtual write-in every Sunday afternoon.
CAMERA AND MICROPHONE NOT REQUIRED. There's a chat box you can use to type your comments and questions, so please don't let not having a microphone or camera stop you from joining us.
Type, hand write, dictation! However you choose to get the words out, it's always more fun, and productive, to write with others. From the comfort of your own home, bring your writing utensils, snacks, tea, and let's write! Pants optional. ;)
12:00 p.m. - Greetings
12:15/12:20 p.m. - Introductions (what we're working on)
12:20/12:30 p.m. - Quiet writing time
1:20/1:30 p.m. - Check in & goodbyes
For more virtual write-ins, join Shut Up & Write!'s online group: https://www.meetup.com/shutupandwriteonlineevents/