What we're about

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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 Online

Online event

**Group in the process of reorganizing. Meetings will return July 2021**

Join us for an hour of writing from wherever you are! 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 too!

Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, poem or just plain work stuff, you are invited to write it with us. And don’t worry, no one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice.

The idea of a "local writing community" has really shifted in the pandemic, so please feel free to join from anywhere, and bring along writer friends even if they live many miles away. This event will remain online.

SCHEDULE:
Quick introductions
Timer starts: write for 1 hour
The End: chat, take off, or keep writing

WHAT DO I NEED?
Any device with working camera and microphone, and ideally, good internet connection.

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:
Technical difficulties happen.

If you’ve never used Google Meet, please see the tutorial below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG7cTNbaOgU

If you run into technical issues, and aren't able to join our meet-up, please go ahead and get your writing started, then leave a comment below to let us know how it went!

Shut Up & Write Online

Online event

**Group in the process of reorganizing. Meetings will return July 2021**

Join us for an hour of writing from wherever you are! 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 too!

Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, poem or just plain work stuff, you are invited to write it with us. And don’t worry, no one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice.

The idea of a "local writing community" has really shifted in the pandemic, so please feel free to join from anywhere, and bring along writer friends even if they live many miles away. This event will remain online.

SCHEDULE:
Quick introductions
Timer starts: write for 1 hour
The End: chat, take off, or keep writing

WHAT DO I NEED?
Any device with working camera and microphone, and ideally, good internet connection.

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:
Technical difficulties happen.

If you’ve never used Google Meet, please see the tutorial below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG7cTNbaOgU

If you run into technical issues, and aren't able to join our meet-up, please go ahead and get your writing started, then leave a comment below to let us know how it went!

Shut Up & Write Online

Online event

**Group in the process of reorganizing. Meetings will return July 2021**

Join us for an hour of writing from wherever you are! 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 too!

Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, poem or just plain work stuff, you are invited to write it with us. And don’t worry, no one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice.

The idea of a "local writing community" has really shifted in the pandemic, so please feel free to join from anywhere, and bring along writer friends even if they live many miles away. This event will remain online.

SCHEDULE:
Quick introductions
Timer starts: write for 1 hour
The End: chat, take off, or keep writing

WHAT DO I NEED?
Any device with working camera and microphone, and ideally, good internet connection.

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:
Technical difficulties happen.

If you’ve never used Google Meet, please see the tutorial below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG7cTNbaOgU

If you run into technical issues, and aren't able to join our meet-up, please go ahead and get your writing started, then leave a comment below to let us know how it went!

Shut Up & Write Online

Online event

**Group in the process of reorganizing. Meetings will return July 2021**

Join us for an hour of writing from wherever you are! 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 too!

Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, poem or just plain work stuff, you are invited to write it with us. And don’t worry, no one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice.

The idea of a "local writing community" has really shifted in the pandemic, so please feel free to join from anywhere, and bring along writer friends even if they live many miles away. This event will remain online.

SCHEDULE:
Quick introductions
Timer starts: write for 1 hour
The End: chat, take off, or keep writing

WHAT DO I NEED?
Any device with working camera and microphone, and ideally, good internet connection.

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:
Technical difficulties happen.

If you’ve never used Google Meet, please see the tutorial below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG7cTNbaOgU

If you run into technical issues, and aren't able to join our meet-up, please go ahead and get your writing started, then leave a comment below to let us know how it went!

Past events (61)

Shut Up & Write Online

Online event

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