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!® [Video Call]

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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.
• 10:05am-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!® at Loveland Coffee Company

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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 9:30am on Tuesday mornings at Loveland Coffee Company.

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
• 9:30am - Everyone starts to arrive and get settled.
• 9:40am-ish – Quick intros.
• 9:45am – Timer starts and the writing hour begins.
• 10:45am – The end of the hour is announced.

Optional socializing happens from 10:45 to 11am. Writing is very solitary, so connecting (and commiserating) with other writers can be a great thing.

Being late is okay—just show up and get settled. If you were on time, please be willing to make room for the friendly latecomer.

VENUE INFORMATION
• Outlets are limited, so make sure your laptop or other device is fully charged before you arrive.
• Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block out the overhead music or the conversation by other patrons.
• WiFi is free and available within the building.
• Please thank our hosts by purchasing something, and don't bring your own drink other than a water bottle. (It's okay to snag some goodies at the bakery next door and bring those along if you'd like!)
• We are always at the big table.

Happy writing, and I look forward to seeing you!

P.S. Space is limited. Please be sure to update your RSVP in Meetup rather than simply commenting on the event page if you can't make it. Thanks!

Shut Up & Write!® at Stodgy Brewing Company

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**Note that on Oct 4 the amazing Penny will be your host and we will be in the main room (not in the Community Room)

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 6:30pm on Tuesday evenings at Stodgy Brewing Company.

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
• 6:30pm - Everyone starts to arrive and get settled.
• 6:40pm-ish – Quick intros.
• 6:45pm – Timer starts and the writing hour begins.
• 7:45pm – The end of the hour is announced.

Optional socializing happens from 7:45 to 8pm. Writing is very solitary, so connecting (and commiserating) with other writers can be a great thing.

Being late is okay—just show up and get settled. If you were on time, please be willing to make room for the friendly latecomer.

VENUE INFORMATION
• Outlets are limited, so make sure your laptop or other device is fully charged before you arrive.
• Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block out the overhead music or the conversation by other patrons.
• WiFi is free and available within the building.
• There is a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available, and limited snacks. Please thank our hosts by purchasing something, and don't bring your own food or drink other than a water bottle.
• We are always in the community room.

Happy writing, and I look forward to seeing you!

P.S. Space is limited. Please be sure to update your RSVP in Meetup rather than simply commenting on the event page if you can't make it. Thanks!

Shut Up & Write!® [Video Call]

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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 6:45pm 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
• 6:45pm - Everyone starts to arrive and get settled.
• 6:55pm-ish – Quick intros.
• 7pm – Timer starts and the writing hour begins.
• 8pm – The end of the hour is announced.

Optional socializing happens from 8 to 8:15pm. 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 when you're ready.

Past events (604)

Shut Up & Write!® Loveland at Tilted Barrel

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