What we're about

We’re looking for hosts to start more in-person events! Go to https://shutupwrite.com/organizers to sign up.

For online events, check out our Online Events Meetup at https://www.meetup.com/shutupandwriteonlineevents.

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, an hour of focused writing, and a final check-in to share the hour's 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, or email us at questions@shutupwrite.com. To learn more about our events, check out our Getting Started Guide at https://shutupwrite.com/getting-started-guide.

Upcoming events (4+)

Shut Up & Write!® Bristol

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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 - in the flesh

Needs a location

HOSTLESS EVENT. Someone will need to keep time.

In-person meetups for writers looking to get some writing done

Meeting in Bana Dessert, a cafe on Gloucester Road.

Writing starts at 710 so try to be there by 700 to get settled in.

Format is:

  1. Write (50 minutes)

  2. Break (10 minutes)

  3. Write (50 minutes)

Note 1: Make sure your laptop is fully charged, plug sockets are at a premium/non-existent

Note 2: There may or may not be wifi

Note 3: Good headphones and/or earplugs are helpful if you need quiet to focus. It sometimes gets quite noisy.

Shut Up & Write!® Bristol - Monday evening sessions

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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

Link visible for attendees

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!

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