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: 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 (2)

Shut Up & Write!™ [Video Call]

Online event

**Moving to online meetings for now; link will display after you RSVP.** Join us for an hour of writing! I've found that it can be amazingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 10am on Monday mornings on Zoom. Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, poem, or just plain work stuff, you're 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 • 10am - Everyone starts to arrive and get settled. • 10:10am-ish – Quick intros. • 10:15am – Timer starts and the writing hour begins. • 11:15am – The end of the hour is announced, but if you don't want to socialize or head out, you can always keep writing! Optional socializing happens from 11:15 to 11:30am. Writing is very solitary, so connecting (and commiserating) with other writers can be a great thing. Being late is okay—just click the Zoom link to join when you can.

Shut Up & Write!™ [Video Call]

Online event

**Moving to online meetings for now; link will display after you RSVP.** Join us for an hour of writing! I've found that it can be amazingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 7pm on Wednesday evenings on Zoom. Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, poem, or just plain work stuff, you're 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 • 7pm - Everyone starts to arrive and get settled. • 7:12pm-ish – Quick intros. • 7:15pm – Timer starts and the writing hour begins. • 8:15pm – The end of the hour is announced, but if you don't want to socialize or head out, you can always keep writing. Optional socializing happens from 8:15 to 8:30pm. Writing is very solitary, so connecting (and commiserating) with other writers can be a great thing. Being late is okay—just click the Zoom link to join when you can.

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Shut Up & Write!™ [Video Call]

Online event

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