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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 (5)

Shut Up & Write! Johannesburg chapter meetup

L. Ron Hubbard House on Linksfield Ridge

*muse (noun) def.
a person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.

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Join us for 90 minutes of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you!

This group meets SUNDAY AFTERNOONS

Work on anything, as long as it's work. Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, 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 work done.

BEING LATE IS OKAY: just show up and get settled.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
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Whatever you need to be able to write!
Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block the occasional conversation by other attendees.

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:
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The event is free. Free WIFI is available on site.
Bring a charged laptop as outlets are few and far between.

Food/Drink: You can bring your own if you wish, the host has light snacks for guests.

WHY SHUT-UPS WORK
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Free: No fee for attending. Write in peace.

Make Real Progress: Get that piece finished or build your writing habit with social support & group accountability

All Skill Levels: Everyone who wants to get work done is welcome.

All Types of Writing: Novelist, poets, blogger or student. Beginner or pro.

Shut Up & Write! Johannesburg chapter meetup

L. Ron Hubbard House on Linksfield Ridge

*muse (noun) def.
a person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.

--------------------------

Join us for 90 minutes of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you!

This group meets SUNDAY AFTERNOONS

Work on anything, as long as it's work. Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, 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 work done.

BEING LATE IS OKAY: just show up and get settled.

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 attendees.

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:
---------------------------------------
The event is free. Free WIFI is available on site.
Bring a charged laptop as outlets are few and far between.

Food/Drink: You can bring your own if you wish, the host has light snacks for guests.

WHY SHUT-UPS WORK
----------------------------------
Free: No fee for attending. Write in peace.

Make Real Progress: Get that piece finished or build your writing habit with social support & group accountability

All Skill Levels: Everyone who wants to get work done is welcome.

All Types of Writing: Novelist, poets, blogger or student. Beginner or pro.

Shut Up & Write! Johannesburg chapter meetup

L. Ron Hubbard House on Linksfield Ridge

*muse (noun) def.
a person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.

--------------------------

Join us for 90 minutes of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you!

This group meets SUNDAY AFTERNOONS

Work on anything, as long as it's work. Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, 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 work done.

BEING LATE IS OKAY: just show up and get settled.

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 attendees.

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:
---------------------------------------
The event is free. Free WIFI is available on site.
Bring a charged laptop as outlets are few and far between.

Food/Drink: You can bring your own if you wish, the host has light snacks for guests.

WHY SHUT-UPS WORK
----------------------------------
Free: No fee for attending. Write in peace.

Make Real Progress: Get that piece finished or build your writing habit with social support & group accountability

All Skill Levels: Everyone who wants to get work done is welcome.

All Types of Writing: Novelist, poets, blogger or student. Beginner or pro.

Shut Up & Write! Johannesburg chapter meetup

L. Ron Hubbard House on Linksfield Ridge

*muse (noun) def.
a person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.

--------------------------

Join us for 90 minutes of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you!

This group meets SUNDAY AFTERNOONS

Work on anything, as long as it's work. Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, 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 work done.

BEING LATE IS OKAY: just show up and get settled.

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 attendees.

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:
---------------------------------------
The event is free. Free WIFI is available on site.
Bring a charged laptop as outlets are few and far between.

Food/Drink: You can bring your own if you wish, the host has light snacks for guests.

WHY SHUT-UPS WORK
----------------------------------
Free: No fee for attending. Write in peace.

Make Real Progress: Get that piece finished or build your writing habit with social support & group accountability

All Skill Levels: Everyone who wants to get work done is welcome.

All Types of Writing: Novelist, poets, blogger or student. Beginner or pro.

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Shut Up & Write! Johannesburg chapter meetup

L. Ron Hubbard House on Linksfield Ridge

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