What we're about

For more virtual events, join our Online Events Meetup here: https://www.meetup.com/shutupandwriteonlineevents/

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 (4+)

Susan's Morning Muse

Online event

Start your writing day with Susan from the comfort of your home! Once you sign up for this event, the meeting location url will appear in this event site.

SCHEDULE:
FIVE MIN. EARLY SET UP: Enter the meeting location url into your browser and once you're at the Zoom site, make sure to enter your name before joining the meeting. You may be sent to a waiting room for the host to bring you into the meeting. Adjust your camera angle and in/out sound. If you sign in on multiple devices, make sure to NOT connect sound on more than ONE device. You can hide an unsightly background by clicking on the up arrow next to the video icon and choose a "virtual background."
FIRST 10 MIN. INTRO: We will go around and give quick self intros alongside our writing goals for the session. Ask the host to screen share or Chat drop you writing prompts if you'd like.
50 MIN. WRITING: turn off your mics and write for 50 min. Use the Chat message box for silent communication (choose individuals to chat with). Do not save your work in chat - it will be deleted when the Zoom session closes.
WRAP UP: option to stick around for a couple minutes after to sum up and say goodbyes.

WHAT DO I NEED?
If you are joining online, a computer with working camera, microphone, speakers, and strong internet connection.

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:
Technical difficulties are part and parcel of getting together online.
If you’ve never used your computer for an online meeting, take a few minutes before we meet to familiarize yourself with how to use Zoom by reviewing the below tutorial:
[ZOOM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VebiA5pGq0]

If you run into technical issues, remember that this is the time you’ve carved out for yourself and your writing. Whether or not you were able to join our online meet-up, go ahead and get your writing started, then leave a comment below to let us know how it went for you.

Susan's Morning Muse

Online event

Start your writing day with Susan from the comfort of your home! Once you sign up for this event, the meeting location url will appear in this event site.

SCHEDULE:
FIVE MIN. EARLY SET UP: Enter the meeting location url into your browser and once you're at the Zoom site, make sure to enter your name before joining the meeting. You may be sent to a waiting room for the host to bring you into the meeting. Adjust your camera angle and in/out sound. If you sign in on multiple devices, make sure to NOT connect sound on more than ONE device. You can hide an unsightly background by clicking on the up arrow next to the video icon and choose a "virtual background."
FIRST 10 MIN. INTRO: We will go around and give quick self intros alongside our writing goals for the session. Ask the host to screen share or Chat drop you writing prompts if you'd like.
50 MIN. WRITING: turn off your mics and write for 50 min. Use the Chat message box for silent communication (choose individuals to chat with). Do not save your work in chat - it will be deleted when the Zoom session closes.
WRAP UP: option to stick around for a couple minutes after to sum up and say goodbyes.

WHAT DO I NEED?
If you are joining online, a computer with working camera, microphone, speakers, and strong internet connection.

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:
Technical difficulties are part and parcel of getting together online.
If you’ve never used your computer for an online meeting, take a few minutes before we meet to familiarize yourself with how to use Zoom by reviewing the below tutorial:
[ZOOM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VebiA5pGq0]

If you run into technical issues, remember that this is the time you’ve carved out for yourself and your writing. Whether or not you were able to join our online meet-up, go ahead and get your writing started, then leave a comment below to let us know how it went for you.

Susan's Morning Muse

Online event

Start your writing day with Susan from the comfort of your home! Once you sign up for this event, the meeting location url will appear in this event site.

SCHEDULE:
FIVE MIN. EARLY SET UP: Enter the meeting location url into your browser and once you're at the Zoom site, make sure to enter your name before joining the meeting. You may be sent to a waiting room for the host to bring you into the meeting. Adjust your camera angle and in/out sound. If you sign in on multiple devices, make sure to NOT connect sound on more than ONE device. You can hide an unsightly background by clicking on the up arrow next to the video icon and choose a "virtual background."
FIRST 10 MIN. INTRO: We will go around and give quick self intros alongside our writing goals for the session. Ask the host to screen share or Chat drop you writing prompts if you'd like.
50 MIN. WRITING: turn off your mics and write for 50 min. Use the Chat message box for silent communication (choose individuals to chat with). Do not save your work in chat - it will be deleted when the Zoom session closes.
WRAP UP: option to stick around for a couple minutes after to sum up and say goodbyes.

WHAT DO I NEED?
If you are joining online, a computer with working camera, microphone, speakers, and strong internet connection.

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:
Technical difficulties are part and parcel of getting together online.
If you’ve never used your computer for an online meeting, take a few minutes before we meet to familiarize yourself with how to use Zoom by reviewing the below tutorial:
[ZOOM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VebiA5pGq0]

If you run into technical issues, remember that this is the time you’ve carved out for yourself and your writing. Whether or not you were able to join our online meet-up, go ahead and get your writing started, then leave a comment below to let us know how it went for you.

Susan's Morning Muse

Online event

Start your writing day with Susan from the comfort of your home! Once you sign up for this event, the meeting location url will appear in this event site.

SCHEDULE:
FIVE MIN. EARLY SET UP: Enter the meeting location url into your browser and once you're at the Zoom site, make sure to enter your name before joining the meeting. You may be sent to a waiting room for the host to bring you into the meeting. Adjust your camera angle and in/out sound. If you sign in on multiple devices, make sure to NOT connect sound on more than ONE device. You can hide an unsightly background by clicking on the up arrow next to the video icon and choose a "virtual background."
FIRST 10 MIN. INTRO: We will go around and give quick self intros alongside our writing goals for the session. Ask the host to screen share or Chat drop you writing prompts if you'd like.
50 MIN. WRITING: turn off your mics and write for 50 min. Use the Chat message box for silent communication (choose individuals to chat with). Do not save your work in chat - it will be deleted when the Zoom session closes.
WRAP UP: option to stick around for a couple minutes after to sum up and say goodbyes.

WHAT DO I NEED?
If you are joining online, a computer with working camera, microphone, speakers, and strong internet connection.

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:
Technical difficulties are part and parcel of getting together online.
If you’ve never used your computer for an online meeting, take a few minutes before we meet to familiarize yourself with how to use Zoom by reviewing the below tutorial:
[ZOOM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VebiA5pGq0]

If you run into technical issues, remember that this is the time you’ve carved out for yourself and your writing. Whether or not you were able to join our online meet-up, go ahead and get your writing started, then leave a comment below to let us know how it went for you.

Past events (395)

Susan's Morning Muse

Online event

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