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Shut Up & Write!™ - West End DC
Come by for an hour of morning writing with fellow creative folks at the new state-of-the art West End Public Library with a great attached cafe. Everyone works on their own thing, no obligation to share—just show up and make any kind of words happen. If you're spending too much time thinking about writing, come by for an hour of focused writing. Why is Shut Up & Write(!) so effective? ( SCHEDULE: 10:00 - quick check-in - what will you work on? 10:15 - shut up and write for 1 hour 11:15 - quick check-in - how did it go? Feel free to move to the open floor of the library to keep writing or to have lunch at Bluestone Corner. West End Public Library is open until 9:00pm. BRING: Whatever you need to be able to write! Add headphones if you prefer your own soundtrack to the hush of the library (or the laughter of children in the Children's section near the conference room). MISC: The library is state of the art - with fast WiFi and plenty of outlets. Foggy Bottom Metro is blocks away. The Library entrance is on L Street, Northwest between 23rd and 24th. Coffee from Bluestone Lane Cafe is allowed in the Conference Room - so feel free to buy some on the way in!

West End Public Library

2301 L St NW · Washington, dc

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: Or get in touch:

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.

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