Shut Up & Write!™ Champaign

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Every week on Thursday

Panera Bread

1765 W Kirby Ave · Champaign

How to find us

Look for the Meetup sign

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Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 7:00 pm on Thursday evenings.
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.
7:00 - SESSION 1: quick intros.
7:15 - timer starts: write for 1 hour.
8:15 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. Panera closes at 9:00.
OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 8:15. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing.
BEING LATE IS OKAY: just show up and get settled, then check-in with me after the session. (I’ll be the person with the Shut Up & Write! sign.) If you were on time, please be willing to make room for the friendly latecomer.
Happy writing and I look forward to seeing you at Panera!

What Should I Bring?
Whatever you need to be able to write!
Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block the cafe’s overhead music or the occasional conversation by other patrons.
There are a limited number of plugs for laptops, so please consider bringing your laptop fully charged.

Other Important Details:
Panera has WiFi.
TRAVEL / PARKING: Panera is located in a shopping center with free parking.
GUIDELINES: Please thank our hosts by purchasing something.