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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)

[ONLINE] Shut Up & Write!™ San Fernando Valley

Online event

ONLINE ONLY via Zoom for the duration of COVID-19 in Los Angeles To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrfuqhrjsqHtQ_cfCu5jqNtE69BK7nIPOL A Zoom URL for the event will be sent to all RSVPs at least 10 minutes prior to the start. If you need help, email me. 10:00 AM -Intros 10:10 AM -Start writing 11:10 AM -Discussion, continue writing and/or log off. 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 with the goal of advancing our project by 500 quality words. If you log-in late, 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, feel free to network and/or share ideas and resources. This is our time to increase our writing productivity and thrive off common purpose with others. Finish that novel, journal, article, screenplay, or blog you've been working on! We will return to Panera Bread-Woodland Hills when it reopens indoor dining.

[ONLINE] Shut Up & Write!™ West LA

Online event

Staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Join us for an hour 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 10:00 on Monday mornings. 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. Here is a link to join our online meeting on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/77907400528?pwd=V2JHZDVDWlFzU0IySlBPb1lqY1lFQT09 or Meeting ID:[masked] Password: SUAW SCHEDULE: 9:50 - quick intros. 10:00 - timer starts: write for 1 hour. 11:00 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. 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 following tutorial: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting- 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.

[ONLINE] Shut Up & Write!™Westside via Zoom

Online event

Shut Up & Write goes virtual. Join us via Zoom for an hour of writing. Sure we were at Panera Bread in Culver City, but not now. I'm at my house. You're at yours. We're writing together, but apart. It's healthier that way. Now you can join us from anywhere in the world! It can be very helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 7:00pm on Monday evenings via Zoom. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some writing done. Be it 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 what you're wearing, so, you will not get unsolicited feedback. Zoom has updated its security features. What that means is that a waiting room and/or password is required for all meetings, in this case it's a waiting room. Upon entering the meeting your first stop is the waiting room. The host will give access to the meeting, so it's probably best to arrive a little early. Here's how it works: The session starts at 7:00pm, which means introductions start at 7. Each participant gives a brief introduction to say what they are working on. 7:00 to 7:15pm At 7:15 the timer starts. We write for one hour. 7:15 to 8:15pm At 8:15 writing ends and we briefly discuss what took place during the session, the good, the bad, and the genius:-) Writing is very solitary. Connecting, and sometimes even commiserating, with other writers is a good thing. Some may say therapeutic. Wear your pajamas and write with us. Get out your earbuds, earplugs, laptop, your pen and your paper, or what ever you need to write and join us on Zoom from the comfort of your own home.

[ONLINE] Shut Up & Write!® Pasadena

Copa Vida

COVID-19 might have us in lockdown but it doesn’t mean we can’t still write! Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 7:00pm on Monday Evening. We will meet via Google Hangouts. No mic or camera required. 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: 7:00 - SESSION 1: quick intros. 7:15 - timer starts: write for 1 hour. 8:15 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. Copa Vida closes at 9:00pm. OPTIONAL ‘ONLINE’ SOCIALIZING happens at 8:15pm. 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! What Should I Bring? All you need is your computer. We are currently not doing any camera or audio chat. Other Important Details: Technical problems happen! If you have any issues please feel free to reach out to me anytime!.

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VIRTUAL: Shut Up & Write!™ DTLA

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