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Shut Up & Write!™ GENEVA
[Résumé en français ci-dessous] Join us for two hours of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 11:30am* Friday morning. 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. SCHEDULE: 11:30am - Meet in front of the big staircase in the lobby of the Uni-Mail building. We will wait until 11:40am, then head into the library and begin writing. 1:30pm - the end or continue writing. OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 1:30pm (bring your lunch). 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 the library ! What Should I Bring? Whatever you need to be able to write! Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block the occasional conversation by other patrons. The library has electrical outlets. Other Important Details: The library has free WiFi, but you need your mobile phone for them to send you the code. TRAVEL / PARKING: Tram 15 or bus 35 to Uni-mail. SEATING INFORMATION: I will get a big table before the meeting; we will meet in the lobby and go the table together. GUIDELINES: There are no food or drinks allowed in the library, however, they’ve never stopped anyone from bringing in covered drinks, such as a coffee with lid or bottled drinks. ********************************************************************************* Rejoins-nous pour deux heures d’écriture ! Tu seras plus productif en écrivant en groupe. Découvre si c’est le cas pour toi vendredi matin à 11h30.* Que ce soit pour écrire un livre, un blog, un script, un essai, une thèse, un CV, une mélodie, un poème, ou bien juste le travail, tu es invité à écrire avec nous. Personne ne verra ce que tu as écrit ou te donnera des conseils non sollicités. Au lieu de penser à écrire, viens et fais-le en réalité ! L’agenda: 11h30 - On se retrouve devant les grands escaliers dans l’atrium d’Uni Mail. On attend jusqu’à 11h40. Ensuite on entre la bibliothèque et on commence à écrire. 13h30 - Fin ou continue à écrire. Si tu es en retard, pas de soucis, installe-toi*** et retrouve moi après la séance. Je serai avec la pancarte « Shut Up & Write. » Emmène ce dont tu as besoin pour écrire dans une bibliothèque. Il y aura du WiFi gratuit et des prises électriques. Pour le WiFi, il te faut ton portable pour le code d’accès. La nourriture est interdite à la bibliothèque, mais tu peux emmener un café avec un couvercle ou des boissons en bouteille. Arrêt de bus (35)/ tram (15) Uni Mail. À bientôt ! * C’est pas nécessaire de venir au début de la séance. Tu peux choisir l’heure et la durée qui te conviennent. Avertis-moi dans les commentaires. Merci! / You don’t have to come at the beginning of the session. You can choose when to arrive and how long you’ll stay. Let me know in the comments. Thanks! ***Je vais arriver en avance pour choisir une table mais ça peut être difficile à décrire où se trouve cette table. Si tu es en retard, écris-moi un commentaire ici et je viendrai te chercher/ I will arrive early to get a table but it can be difficult to describe how to find it. If you’re late, write me a comment here and I’ll come get you. (faire défiler l’écran jusqu’à/scroll down to “visites virtuelles de la bibliothèque”)


Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 1204 · Geneva

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.
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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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