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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 (4+)

Shut Up & Write! Louisville: 502 Villians

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Welcome to Shut Up & Write's Louisville chapter: The 502 Villians!

Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, poem, or just plain work stuff, you are invited to write it with us! This Meetup is a safe space for writers to work on their craft. Members are not required to share their work and should refrain from giving unsolicited advice.

LOCATION & TIME
We meet every Tuesday at Quills Cafe on Main Street. The Organizer will have a Shut Up & Write sign. Feel free to support this local business by buying a beverage or snack! (Please note, this location closes at 7pm.)

AGENDA
5:30–5:45 pm — Use this time to get settled while the Organizer leads introductions.
5:45–6:45 pm — A timer will be started for an hour of silent writing. Take as many breaks as you like.
6:45–7 pm — Afterwards, feel free to get to know each other. Members often talk about their successes and challenges as writers.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Whatever you need to be able to write! Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block out the Cafe's music or the conversations of other patrons.

PLEASE RSVP BUT BEING LATE IS STILL OKAY!
Join us when you can. If you are not able to make it, please update your RSVP so the Organizer can keep track of attendance.

Shut Up & Write! Louisville: 502 Villians

Needs a location

Welcome to Shut Up & Write's Louisville chapter: The 502 Villians!

Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, poem, or just plain work stuff, you are invited to write it with us! This Meetup is a safe space for writers to work on their craft. Members are not required to share their work and should refrain from giving unsolicited advice.

LOCATION & TIME
We meet every Tuesday at Quills Cafe on Main Street. The Organizer will have a Shut Up & Write sign. Feel free to support this local business by buying a beverage or snack! (Please note, this location closes at 7pm.)

AGENDA
5:30–5:45 pm — Use this time to get settled while the Organizer leads introductions.
5:45–6:45 pm — A timer will be started for an hour of silent writing. Take as many breaks as you like.
6:45–7 pm — Afterwards, feel free to get to know each other. Members often talk about their successes and challenges as writers.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Whatever you need to be able to write! Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block out the Cafe's music or the conversations of other patrons.

PLEASE RSVP BUT BEING LATE IS STILL OKAY!
Join us when you can. If you are not able to make it, please update your RSVP so the Organizer can keep track of attendance.

Shut Up & Write! Louisville: 502 Villians

Needs a location

Welcome to Shut Up & Write's Louisville chapter: The 502 Villians!

Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, poem, or just plain work stuff, you are invited to write it with us! This Meetup is a safe space for writers to work on their craft. Members are not required to share their work and should refrain from giving unsolicited advice.

LOCATION & TIME
We meet every Tuesday at Quills Cafe on Main Street. The Organizer will have a Shut Up & Write sign. Feel free to support this local business by buying a beverage or snack! (Please note, this location closes at 7pm.)

AGENDA
5:30–5:45 pm — Use this time to get settled while the Organizer leads introductions.
5:45–6:45 pm — A timer will be started for an hour of silent writing. Take as many breaks as you like.
6:45–7 pm — Afterwards, feel free to get to know each other. Members often talk about their successes and challenges as writers.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Whatever you need to be able to write! Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block out the Cafe's music or the conversations of other patrons.

PLEASE RSVP BUT BEING LATE IS STILL OKAY!
Join us when you can. If you are not able to make it, please update your RSVP so the Organizer can keep track of attendance.

Shut Up & Write! Louisville: 502 Villians

Needs a location

Welcome to Shut Up & Write's Louisville chapter: The 502 Villians!

Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, poem, or just plain work stuff, you are invited to write it with us! This Meetup is a safe space for writers to work on their craft. Members are not required to share their work and should refrain from giving unsolicited advice.

LOCATION & TIME
We meet every Tuesday at Quills Cafe on Main Street. The Organizer will have a Shut Up & Write sign. Feel free to support this local business by buying a beverage or snack! (Please note, this location closes at 7pm.)

AGENDA
5:30–5:45 pm — Use this time to get settled while the Organizer leads introductions.
5:45–6:45 pm — A timer will be started for an hour of silent writing. Take as many breaks as you like.
6:45–7 pm — Afterwards, feel free to get to know each other. Members often talk about their successes and challenges as writers.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Whatever you need to be able to write! Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block out the Cafe's music or the conversations of other patrons.

PLEASE RSVP BUT BEING LATE IS STILL OKAY!
Join us when you can. If you are not able to make it, please update your RSVP so the Organizer can keep track of attendance.

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Shut Up & Write! Louisville: 502 Villians

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