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.
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!™ Conejo Valley

Needs a location

Welcome to the Thousand Oaks area branch of Shut Up & Write! LA. We will do quick introductions at 8:00 pm, and then 'shut up and write' for one hour minimum. If you arrive late, please take a seat quietly and just start writing, so as not to disturb the writers already in progress. The idea is to focus, uninterrupted, on writing, for a minimum of one hour. Following our writing time, please network and/or share ideas and resources. This is our time to increase our writing productivity. This location is a great Starbucks with lots of seating and plenty of electrical outlets, with a good ambience for writing. Come join us and finish that novel, journal, article, screenplay, or blog you've been working on!

Shut Up & Write!™ San Fernando Valley

Panera Bread

Welcome to the San Fernando Valley area branch of Shut Up & Write! LA. We will do quick introductions at 10:00 am, and then 'shut up and write' for one hour minimum. If you arrive late, please take a seat quietly and just start writing, so as not to disturb the writers already in progress. The idea is to focus, uninterrupted, on writing, for a minimum of one hour. Following our writing time, please network and/or share ideas and resources. This is our time to increase our writing productivity. Finish that novel, journal, article, screenplay, or blog you've been working on! Come join us at Panera Bread in Woodland Hills-- the food is good and the writing is better! https://youtu.be/8TzRDMcZysc

Shut Up & Write!™ Conejo Valley

Needs a location

Welcome to the Thousand Oaks area branch of Shut Up & Write! LA. We will do quick introductions at 8:00 pm, and then 'shut up and write' for one hour minimum. If you arrive late, please take a seat quietly and just start writing, so as not to disturb the writers already in progress. The idea is to focus, uninterrupted, on writing, for a minimum of one hour. Following our writing time, please network and/or share ideas and resources. This is our time to increase our writing productivity. This location is a great Starbucks with lots of seating and plenty of electrical outlets, with a good ambience for writing. Come join us and finish that novel, journal, article, screenplay, or blog you've been working on!

Shut Up & Write!™ DTLA -- Critique Group

WeWork Gas Company Tower

Details If you’ve just finished a story and you need some feedback, or if you’ve been coming to meetings forever and are just curious to see what your fellow writers are up to, Shut Up & Write! TM Critique is for you. Each month, readers will share their work in a friendly, low-stakes environment where everyone understands the hurdles of writing. As a reader, you’ll get an immediate response to your work and be able to ask focused questions of the audience. In the audience, you’ll get to see what your fellow writers have been up to and improve your own writing by analyzing others’ work. More than that, it’s an opportunity to get to know your fellow writers better! [SCHEDULE] 5:45 - 6:10 - Gather in the patio area behind the security desk -- if it is cold outside let's meet at the Starbucks out front of Gas Tower!!! Check both spots, they are close to each other. :) 6:10 - Go up the elevator together to WeWork space, grab coffee or water, etc. 6:20 - Reader Introductions, get started 8pm - Close [HOW IT WORKS] Readers will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis (Readers will read in order of their arrival to the group that night). Readers are encouraged to bring some paper copies for those who want to follow along and to come with a couple specific questions for the audience. No need to memorize! All genres welcome! Have fun with it!

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