What we're about

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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!® Bristol

Online event

Join us for a session of writing! Social distancing doesn't mean we have to stop being creative. Turn off and tune out the distractions, get some accountability. Join us online - Friday at 10.00am.

ONLINE - using Zoom. Download Zoom here: https://zoom.us/download
MEETING LINK: visible when you RSVP

Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, 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. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done.

SCHEDULE:
9.50 - for tech support and those new to Zoom for support setting up
10:00 - quick intros.
10:10 - SESSION 1 timer starts: write for 50 mins
11.00 - chat, take a break, grab a coffee
11.10 - SESSION 2, timer starts: write for 50 mins
12.00 - end, Zoom meeting room will be closed shortly after

How it will work online - we will have our cameras and microphones on as people join the virtual room. We will have a shared timer as a tab in your browser so you can see how much time we have left. When the host starts the timer, turn your mics and cameras off and focus on writing for 50 mins. At the end of that session, your host will welcome you back into the room for a quick break. This is your change to grab a cup of tea, take a loo break but also connect with other writers.
Then it'll be mics and camera's off for 50 more minutes.

Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing.

BEING LATE IS OKAY: just keep your mic muted and your camera off until you hear the host.
Happy writing and I look forward to seeing you!

What Should I Bring?
Whatever you need to be able to write!

Shut Up & Write!® Bristol - Monday evening sessions

Online event

What we'll do
Join us for a session of writing! Social distancing doesn't mean we have to stop being creative. Turn off and tune out the distractions, get some accountability. Join us online - Monday at 8pm UK time

👉🏽Due to popular demand we are trialling a Monday evening session. 👀
Ginny has kindly stepped up to host, with Sophia on tech support.

If you're curious to facilitate these sessions or others please get in touch, she's happy to support and prep whoever wants to get move involved. 🤝

ONLINE - using Zoom. Download Zoom here: https://zoom.us/download
MEETING LINK: visible when you RSVP

Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, 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. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done.

SCHEDULE:
8:00 - quick intros.
8:10 - SESSION 1 timer starts: write for 50 mins
9.00 - chat, take a break, grab a coffee
9.10 - SESSION 2, timer starts: write for 25 mins
9.35 - end, Zoom meeting room will be closed shortly after

How it will work online - we will have our cameras and microphones on as people join the virtual room. We will have a shared timer as a tab in your browser so you can see how much time we have left. When the host starts the timer, turn your mics and cameras off and focus on writing for 50 mins. At the end of that session, your host will welcome you back into the room for a quick break. This is your change to grab a cup of tea, take a loo break but also connect with other writers.
Then it'll be mics and camera's off for 30 more minutes.

Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing.

BEING LATE IS OKAY: just keep your mic muted and your camera off until you hear the host.
Happy writing and I look forward to seeing you!

What Should I Bring?
Whatever you need to be able to write!

Shut Up & Write!® Bristol

Online event

Join us for a session of writing! Social distancing doesn't mean we have to stop being creative. Turn off and tune out the distractions, get some accountability. Join us online - Friday at 10.00am.

ONLINE - using Zoom. Download Zoom here: https://zoom.us/download
MEETING LINK: visible when you RSVP

Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, 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. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done.

SCHEDULE:
9.50 - for tech support and those new to Zoom for support setting up
10:00 - quick intros.
10:10 - SESSION 1 timer starts: write for 50 mins
11.00 - chat, take a break, grab a coffee
11.10 - SESSION 2, timer starts: write for 50 mins
12.00 - end, Zoom meeting room will be closed shortly after

How it will work online - we will have our cameras and microphones on as people join the virtual room. We will have a shared timer as a tab in your browser so you can see how much time we have left. When the host starts the timer, turn your mics and cameras off and focus on writing for 50 mins. At the end of that session, your host will welcome you back into the room for a quick break. This is your change to grab a cup of tea, take a loo break but also connect with other writers.
Then it'll be mics and camera's off for 50 more minutes.

Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing.

BEING LATE IS OKAY: just keep your mic muted and your camera off until you hear the host.
Happy writing and I look forward to seeing you!

What Should I Bring?
Whatever you need to be able to write!

Shut Up & Write!® Bristol - Monday evening sessions

Online event

What we'll do
Join us for a session of writing! Social distancing doesn't mean we have to stop being creative. Turn off and tune out the distractions, get some accountability. Join us online - Monday at 8pm UK time

👉🏽Due to popular demand we are trialling a Monday evening session. 👀
Ginny has kindly stepped up to host, with Sophia on tech support.

If you're curious to facilitate these sessions or others please get in touch, she's happy to support and prep whoever wants to get move involved. 🤝

ONLINE - using Zoom. Download Zoom here: https://zoom.us/download
MEETING LINK: visible when you RSVP

Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, 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. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done.

SCHEDULE:
8:00 - quick intros.
8:10 - SESSION 1 timer starts: write for 50 mins
9.00 - chat, take a break, grab a coffee
9.10 - SESSION 2, timer starts: write for 25 mins
9.35 - end, Zoom meeting room will be closed shortly after

How it will work online - we will have our cameras and microphones on as people join the virtual room. We will have a shared timer as a tab in your browser so you can see how much time we have left. When the host starts the timer, turn your mics and cameras off and focus on writing for 50 mins. At the end of that session, your host will welcome you back into the room for a quick break. This is your change to grab a cup of tea, take a loo break but also connect with other writers.
Then it'll be mics and camera's off for 30 more minutes.

Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing.

BEING LATE IS OKAY: just keep your mic muted and your camera off until you hear the host.
Happy writing and I look forward to seeing you!

What Should I Bring?
Whatever you need to be able to write!

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