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Shut Up & Write!™ Grass Valley
Join us for an 1.5 to 2 hours of writing! We’ve discovered that it can be helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 3 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons. 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. * 3:00 - quick intros. * 3:15 - timer starts: write until 5pm. * 5:00 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. GUIDELINES: * Please thank our hosts by purchasing something. * CHARGE your batteries: There may not be outlets next to the tables we're using. * Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block any overhead music or the occasional conversation by other patrons. Happy writing and we look forward to seeing you there!

Tofanelli's Restaurant

302 West Main Street · Grass Valley, CA

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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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