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: 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 afternoon

Aero Cafe

It's just like the name says - we shut up and write for an hour. You'd be surprised how much can get accomplished in setting aside one hour a week to write. The bonus is getting to know others with the same passion for writing. It works like this: Noon- arrive, get coffee or whatever, and settle in 12:20-ish - introductions 12:30-1:30 - quiet writing time All types of writers welcome - work on your novel, memoir, screenplay, emails etc.

Shut Up & Write! Tuesday Evening - NEW Location

Coffee Studio - Meridian

Shut Up & Write!™ is 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. Work on your novel or memoir, answer emails, journal about your day, etc. Something incredible happens when you're with a group of like-minded individuals. You may be surprised what you can get done in an hour. While this business may have other customers, it is quiet and comfortable. Please do not bring children under 14, or pets. Timeline: 5:45pm - arrive and settle in 6:00pm - 6:10pm - Introductions (names and goals) 6:15-7:15 pm - quiet writing time

Shut Up & Write Wednesday morning

Caffeina Roasting Company

It's just like the name says - we shut up and write for an hour. You'd be surprised how much can get accomplished in setting aside one hour a week to write. The bonus is getting to know others with the same passion for writing. It works like this: 9:30- arrive, get coffee or whatever, and settle in 9:45 - introductions 10-11 - quiet writing time All types of writers welcome - work on your novel, memoir, screenplay, emails etc.

Shut Up & Write Saturday

Awakenings Coffee Shop

If you haven't joined us before, it's just like the name says - we shut up and write for an hour. You'd be surprised how much can get accomplished in setting aside one hour a week to write. The bonus is getting to know others with the same passion for writing. It works like this: 10:30- arrive, get coffee or whatever, and settle in 10:45 - introductions 11-12 - quiet writing time All types of writers welcome - work on your novel, memoir, screenplay, emails etc.

Past events (240)

Shut Up & Write! Sunday Evening

4948 W Kootenai St

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