Shut Up & Write!™Westside


Panera Bread

10990 Jefferson Blvd · Culver City, CA

How to find us

Laptops and notepads will abound, and probably a Shut Up and Write! sign:-)

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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 evenings. You know you wanna!

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.

7:00 - SESSION 1: quick intros.
7:15 - timer starts: write for 1 hour.
8:15 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. Panera Bread closes at 9:00pm.

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 at Panera Bread!

What Should I Bring?
Whatever you need to be able to write!
Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block the cafe’s overhead music or the occasional conversation by other patrons. Please come with your laptops pre-charged or go old school and bring pen/pencil and notepads. We're lucky. If you need supplies, Target, RiteAid, and Pavilions are all near by.

Other Important Details:
Panera Bread in Culver City does have WiFi and there is plenty of parking.

Check out They have a delicious menu with both decadent desserts and more salad-y options. Feel free to get there early and enjoy dinner or coffee & dessert.

Please thank our hosts by purchasing something. Looking forward to seeing you all there. Happy Writing!