What we're about

For more virtual events, join our Online Events Meetup here: https://www.meetup.com/shutupandwriteonlineevents/

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+)

ONLINE Shut Up & Write - Stir It Up! Jacksonville, Oregon: 8:30-10:25 am

Stir It Up Shut Up & Write ZOOM INFORMATION
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86737500016 password: write
Zoom link is shown again to those who RSVP.

Enjoy writing in a virtual community! We'll do introductions, then get 60 minutes of writing done—any writing you like.

Write from anywhere. Join a little late. Leave a little early. Just make sure not to disturb during writing time. (You should be muted by default.)

  • This is a safe, welcoming, and respectful space with a focus on how the elements of creative writing can improve any genre. Not only that, but the characteristics of skilled fiction writers overlap with resilience: objectivity, attention to both detail AND the big picture, the ability to analyze, deconstruct AND design.

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Agenda in U.S. Pacific Time:
8:30 - Join the meeting. Turn on your video.
8:40 - 9:00: Introductions: Name, Location, Today's Goal.
9:00 - 10:00: Silent, independent writing session. Microphones muted. Videos on or off. If you need a bio break, take it.
10:00 - 10:25: Check-ins. How’d it go?

Agenda in U.S. Eastern Time:
11:30 - Join the meeting. Turn on your video.
11:40 - 12:00: Introductions: Name, Location, Today's Goal.
12:00 - 1:00: Silent, independent writing session. Microphones muted. Videos on or off. If you need a bio break, take it.
1:00 - 11:25: Check-ins. How’d it go?

Note: We use Daylight Savings Time from April-October.
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Technical Details:

You'll need a computer with a working camera and microphone, a good internet connection, and optional headphones.

Only one person can talk at a time, so please share while being mindful of not dominating the airwaves.

If you’ve never attended an online meeting, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with Zoom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VebiA5pGq0

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Regardless of genre, writing stirs things up. It stirs up memories. It stirs up values. It stirs up assumptions, clichés and stereotypes. It make us question perspective. It gives us a medium to help the world question all these things as well.

Writing is solitary. If you want to write, you need to surround yourself with people who "get" the challenges and have the courage to deal with them on this wild and solitary road. People come and go, but writing friends can last a lifetime. The time between between Shut Up & Write sessions can feel like a lifetime. Build a circle of trust with fellow word wizards by joining our private, secure community page where we share insights, resources and chats on anything writing. To get very clear that you are not alone, join us in our secure, private social page, "The Fourth Quarter Writing Salon" on band.us

https://band.us/band/81983357

ONLINE Shut Up & Write - Stir It Up! Jacksonville, Oregon: 8:30-10:25 am

Stir It Up Shut Up & Write ZOOM INFORMATION
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86737500016 password: write
Zoom link is shown again to those who RSVP.

Enjoy writing in a virtual community! We'll do introductions, then get 60 minutes of writing done—any writing you like.

Write from anywhere. Join a little late. Leave a little early. Just make sure not to disturb during writing time. (You should be muted by default.)

  • This is a safe, welcoming, and respectful space with a focus on how the elements of creative writing can improve any genre. Not only that, but the characteristics of skilled fiction writers overlap with resilience: objectivity, attention to both detail AND the big picture, the ability to analyze, deconstruct AND design.

===============
Agenda in U.S. Pacific Time:
8:30 - Join the meeting. Turn on your video.
8:40 - 9:00: Introductions: Name, Location, Today's Goal.
9:00 - 10:00: Silent, independent writing session. Microphones muted. Videos on or off. If you need a bio break, take it.
10:00 - 10:25: Check-ins. How’d it go?

Agenda in U.S. Eastern Time:
11:30 - Join the meeting. Turn on your video.
11:40 - 12:00: Introductions: Name, Location, Today's Goal.
12:00 - 1:00: Silent, independent writing session. Microphones muted. Videos on or off. If you need a bio break, take it.
1:00 - 11:25: Check-ins. How’d it go?

Note: We use Daylight Savings Time from April-October.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<

Technical Details:

You'll need a computer with a working camera and microphone, a good internet connection, and optional headphones.

Only one person can talk at a time, so please share while being mindful of not dominating the airwaves.

If you’ve never attended an online meeting, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with Zoom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VebiA5pGq0

>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Regardless of genre, writing stirs things up. It stirs up memories. It stirs up values. It stirs up assumptions, clichés and stereotypes. It make us question perspective. It gives us a medium to help the world question all these things as well.

Writing is solitary. If you want to write, you need to surround yourself with people who "get" the challenges and have the courage to deal with them on this wild and solitary road. People come and go, but writing friends can last a lifetime. The time between between Shut Up & Write sessions can feel like a lifetime. Build a circle of trust with fellow word wizards by joining our private, secure community page where we share insights, resources and chats on anything writing. To get very clear that you are not alone, join us in our secure, private social page, "The Fourth Quarter Writing Salon" on band.us

https://band.us/band/81983357

ONLINE Shut Up & Write - Stir It Up! Jacksonville, Oregon: 8:30-10:25 am

Stir It Up Shut Up & Write ZOOM INFORMATION
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86737500016 password: write
Zoom link is shown again to those who RSVP.

Enjoy writing in a virtual community! We'll do introductions, then get 60 minutes of writing done—any writing you like.

Write from anywhere. Join a little late. Leave a little early. Just make sure not to disturb during writing time. (You should be muted by default.)

  • This is a safe, welcoming, and respectful space with a focus on how the elements of creative writing can improve any genre. Not only that, but the characteristics of skilled fiction writers overlap with resilience: objectivity, attention to both detail AND the big picture, the ability to analyze, deconstruct AND design.

===============
Agenda in U.S. Pacific Time:
8:30 - Join the meeting. Turn on your video.
8:40 - 9:00: Introductions: Name, Location, Today's Goal.
9:00 - 10:00: Silent, independent writing session. Microphones muted. Videos on or off. If you need a bio break, take it.
10:00 - 10:25: Check-ins. How’d it go?

Agenda in U.S. Eastern Time:
11:30 - Join the meeting. Turn on your video.
11:40 - 12:00: Introductions: Name, Location, Today's Goal.
12:00 - 1:00: Silent, independent writing session. Microphones muted. Videos on or off. If you need a bio break, take it.
1:00 - 11:25: Check-ins. How’d it go?

Note: We use Daylight Savings Time from April-October.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<

Technical Details:

You'll need a computer with a working camera and microphone, a good internet connection, and optional headphones.

Only one person can talk at a time, so please share while being mindful of not dominating the airwaves.

If you’ve never attended an online meeting, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with Zoom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VebiA5pGq0

>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Regardless of genre, writing stirs things up. It stirs up memories. It stirs up values. It stirs up assumptions, clichés and stereotypes. It make us question perspective. It gives us a medium to help the world question all these things as well.

Writing is solitary. If you want to write, you need to surround yourself with people who "get" the challenges and have the courage to deal with them on this wild and solitary road. People come and go, but writing friends can last a lifetime. The time between between Shut Up & Write sessions can feel like a lifetime. Build a circle of trust with fellow word wizards by joining our private, secure community page where we share insights, resources and chats on anything writing. To get very clear that you are not alone, join us in our secure, private social page, "The Fourth Quarter Writing Salon" on band.us

https://band.us/band/81983357

ONLINE Shut Up & Write - Stir It Up! Jacksonville, Oregon: 8:30-10:25 am

Stir It Up Shut Up & Write ZOOM INFORMATION
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86737500016 password: write
Zoom link is shown again to those who RSVP.

Enjoy writing in a virtual community! We'll do introductions, then get 60 minutes of writing done—any writing you like.

Write from anywhere. Join a little late. Leave a little early. Just make sure not to disturb during writing time. (You should be muted by default.)

  • This is a safe, welcoming, and respectful space with a focus on how the elements of creative writing can improve any genre. Not only that, but the characteristics of skilled fiction writers overlap with resilience: objectivity, attention to both detail AND the big picture, the ability to analyze, deconstruct AND design.

===============
Agenda in U.S. Pacific Time:
8:30 - Join the meeting. Turn on your video.
8:40 - 9:00: Introductions: Name, Location, Today's Goal.
9:00 - 10:00: Silent, independent writing session. Microphones muted. Videos on or off. If you need a bio break, take it.
10:00 - 10:25: Check-ins. How’d it go?

Agenda in U.S. Eastern Time:
11:30 - Join the meeting. Turn on your video.
11:40 - 12:00: Introductions: Name, Location, Today's Goal.
12:00 - 1:00: Silent, independent writing session. Microphones muted. Videos on or off. If you need a bio break, take it.
1:00 - 11:25: Check-ins. How’d it go?

Note: We use Daylight Savings Time from April-October.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<

Technical Details:

You'll need a computer with a working camera and microphone, a good internet connection, and optional headphones.

Only one person can talk at a time, so please share while being mindful of not dominating the airwaves.

If you’ve never attended an online meeting, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with Zoom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VebiA5pGq0

>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Regardless of genre, writing stirs things up. It stirs up memories. It stirs up values. It stirs up assumptions, clichés and stereotypes. It make us question perspective. It gives us a medium to help the world question all these things as well.

Writing is solitary. If you want to write, you need to surround yourself with people who "get" the challenges and have the courage to deal with them on this wild and solitary road. People come and go, but writing friends can last a lifetime. The time between between Shut Up & Write sessions can feel like a lifetime. Build a circle of trust with fellow word wizards by joining our private, secure community page where we share insights, resources and chats on anything writing. To get very clear that you are not alone, join us in our secure, private social page, "The Fourth Quarter Writing Salon" on band.us

https://band.us/band/81983357

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