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 (3)

Online Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom

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Whether you live in the Ithaca area or are Zooming in from somewhere else, let's get together and WRITE! Join us for an hour (or more) of writing from the comfort of your own home.

We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with others, even if we’re all just hanging out online together. See if it’s true for you at 7:00 on Monday evenings.

Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, poem or just plain work stuff, you are invited to write it with us. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done. And don’t worry, no one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice.

SCHEDULE:
7:00 - Quick introductions
7:15 - Timer starts: write for 1 hour
8:15 - The End: chat, take off, or keep writing

PLEASE NOTE: You must RSVP in order to join us. If you try to join the meeting and I don't see your Zoom name on the RSVP list, I cannot admit you to the meeting. RSVPs will close 20-30 minutes before the meeting starts.

WHAT DO I NEED?
A computer with working camera and microphone, a good internet connection, and optionally, headphones.

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:
Technical difficulties are part and parcel of getting together online.

If you’ve never used your computer for an online meeting, take a few minutes before we meet to familiarize yourself with how to use Zoom by reviewing the below tutorial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOUwumKCW7M

If you run into technical issues, remember that this is the time you’ve carved out for yourself and your writing. Whether or not you were able to join our online meet-up, go ahead and get your writing started, then leave a comment below to let us know how it went for you.

And if you arrive after we've already started writing, please write along with us! You'll have a chance to introduce yourself and tell us about your project at the end of the writing hour.

Online Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom

Link visible for attendees

Whether you live in the Ithaca area or are Zooming in from somewhere else, let's get together and WRITE! Join us for an hour (or more) of writing from the comfort of your own home.

We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with others, even if we’re all just hanging out online together. See if it’s true for you at 7:00 on Monday evenings.

Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, poem or just plain work stuff, you are invited to write it with us. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done. And don’t worry, no one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice.

SCHEDULE:
7:00 - Quick introductions
7:15 - Timer starts: write for 1 hour
8:15 - The End: chat, take off, or keep writing

PLEASE NOTE: You must RSVP in order to join us. If you try to join the meeting and I don't see your Zoom name on the RSVP list, I cannot admit you to the meeting. RSVPs will close 20-30 minutes before the meeting starts.

WHAT DO I NEED?
A computer with working camera and microphone, a good internet connection, and optionally, headphones.

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:
Technical difficulties are part and parcel of getting together online.

If you’ve never used your computer for an online meeting, take a few minutes before we meet to familiarize yourself with how to use Zoom by reviewing the below tutorial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOUwumKCW7M

If you run into technical issues, remember that this is the time you’ve carved out for yourself and your writing. Whether or not you were able to join our online meet-up, go ahead and get your writing started, then leave a comment below to let us know how it went for you.

And if you arrive after we've already started writing, please write along with us! You'll have a chance to introduce yourself and tell us about your project at the end of the writing hour.

Online Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom

Link visible for attendees

Whether you live in the Ithaca area or are Zooming in from somewhere else, let's get together and WRITE! Join us for an hour (or more) of writing from the comfort of your own home.

We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with others, even if we’re all just hanging out online together. See if it’s true for you at 7:00 on Monday evenings.

Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, poem or just plain work stuff, you are invited to write it with us. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done. And don’t worry, no one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice.

SCHEDULE:
7:00 - Quick introductions
7:15 - Timer starts: write for 1 hour
8:15 - The End: chat, take off, or keep writing

PLEASE NOTE: You must RSVP in order to join us. If you try to join the meeting and I don't see your Zoom name on the RSVP list, I cannot admit you to the meeting. RSVPs will close 20-30 minutes before the meeting starts.

WHAT DO I NEED?
A computer with working camera and microphone, a good internet connection, and optionally, headphones.

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:
Technical difficulties are part and parcel of getting together online.

If you’ve never used your computer for an online meeting, take a few minutes before we meet to familiarize yourself with how to use Zoom by reviewing the below tutorial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOUwumKCW7M

If you run into technical issues, remember that this is the time you’ve carved out for yourself and your writing. Whether or not you were able to join our online meet-up, go ahead and get your writing started, then leave a comment below to let us know how it went for you.

And if you arrive after we've already started writing, please write along with us! You'll have a chance to introduce yourself and tell us about your project at the end of the writing hour.

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Online Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom

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