What we're about

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)

Shut Up & Write!™ – ONLINE

Online event

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 11:30am on Friday mornings for a lunch-hour session offered online until we can safely return to in person meetings again. 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, log in and get some real writing done. Here's what you can expect if you join us for our Friday MeetUps: • 11:30am - quick intros & set-up • 11:35am - timer starts and the writing hour begins • 12:35pm - the end of the hour is announced, but if you don't want to chat, or take off, you can always continue writing If you'd like to join the virtual session via ZOOM, please see the link that appears when you RSVP to attend. You can also join using the information below: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89791608906?pwd=cUtiYXN6ZmJGVkRNR3N5dVVmbnVmUT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]#,,1#,583063# US (Germantown) [masked],,[masked]#,,1#,583063# US (Chicago) Dial by your location [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) [masked] US (San Jose) Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdEjIQDHGa We look forward to seeing everyone in person again some day – and we definitely encourage you to get your coffee fix from our wonderful friends at Stone Creek Coffee (online or via mobile ordering here: https://www.stonecreekcoffee.com/mobile-ordering) A few other notes on Shut Up & Write MeetUps: OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 12:50pm. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing. Also, JOINING LATE IS OKAY. Just log in and get settled, then check-in with Jackie after the session. (She’ll be the person designated as the online event host.) Happy writing. We look forward to seeing you online – and back at Stone Creek Factory Café as soon as we're able!

Shut Up & Write!™ – ONLINE

Online event

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 11:30am on Friday mornings for a lunch-hour session offered online until we can safely return to in person meetings again. 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, log in and get some real writing done. Here's what you can expect if you join us for our Friday MeetUps: • 11:30am - quick intros & set-up • 11:35am - timer starts and the writing hour begins • 12:35pm - the end of the hour is announced, but if you don't want to chat, or take off, you can always continue writing If you'd like to join the virtual session via ZOOM, please see the link that appears when you RSVP to attend. You can also join using the information below: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89791608906?pwd=cUtiYXN6ZmJGVkRNR3N5dVVmbnVmUT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]#,,1#,583063# US (Germantown) [masked],,[masked]#,,1#,583063# US (Chicago) Dial by your location [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) [masked] US (San Jose) Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdEjIQDHGa We look forward to seeing everyone in person again some day – and we definitely encourage you to get your coffee fix from our wonderful friends at Stone Creek Coffee (online or via mobile ordering here: https://www.stonecreekcoffee.com/mobile-ordering) A few other notes on Shut Up & Write MeetUps: OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 12:50pm. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing. Also, JOINING LATE IS OKAY. Just log in and get settled, then check-in with Jackie after the session. (She’ll be the person designated as the online event host.) Happy writing. We look forward to seeing you online – and back at Stone Creek Factory Café as soon as we're able!

Shut Up & Write!™ – ONLINE

Online event

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 11:30am on Friday mornings for a lunch-hour session offered online until we can safely return to in person meetings again. 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, log in and get some real writing done. Here's what you can expect if you join us for our Friday MeetUps: • 11:30am - quick intros & set-up • 11:35am - timer starts and the writing hour begins • 12:35pm - the end of the hour is announced, but if you don't want to chat, or take off, you can always continue writing If you'd like to join the virtual session via ZOOM, please see the link that appears when you RSVP to attend. You can also join using the information below: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89791608906?pwd=cUtiYXN6ZmJGVkRNR3N5dVVmbnVmUT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]#,,1#,583063# US (Germantown) [masked],,[masked]#,,1#,583063# US (Chicago) Dial by your location [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) [masked] US (San Jose) Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdEjIQDHGa We look forward to seeing everyone in person again some day – and we definitely encourage you to get your coffee fix from our wonderful friends at Stone Creek Coffee (online or via mobile ordering here: https://www.stonecreekcoffee.com/mobile-ordering) A few other notes on Shut Up & Write MeetUps: OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 12:50pm. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing. Also, JOINING LATE IS OKAY. Just log in and get settled, then check-in with Jackie after the session. (She’ll be the person designated as the online event host.) Happy writing. We look forward to seeing you online – and back at Stone Creek Factory Café as soon as we're able!

Shut Up & Write!™ – ONLINE

Online event

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 11:30am on Friday mornings for a lunch-hour session offered online until we can safely return to in person meetings again. 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, log in and get some real writing done. Here's what you can expect if you join us for our Friday MeetUps: • 11:30am - quick intros & set-up • 11:35am - timer starts and the writing hour begins • 12:35pm - the end of the hour is announced, but if you don't want to chat, or take off, you can always continue writing If you'd like to join the virtual session via ZOOM, please see the link that appears when you RSVP to attend. You can also join using the information below: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89791608906?pwd=cUtiYXN6ZmJGVkRNR3N5dVVmbnVmUT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]#,,1#,583063# US (Germantown) [masked],,[masked]#,,1#,583063# US (Chicago) Dial by your location [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) [masked] US (San Jose) Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdEjIQDHGa We look forward to seeing everyone in person again some day – and we definitely encourage you to get your coffee fix from our wonderful friends at Stone Creek Coffee (online or via mobile ordering here: https://www.stonecreekcoffee.com/mobile-ordering) A few other notes on Shut Up & Write MeetUps: OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 12:50pm. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing. Also, JOINING LATE IS OKAY. Just log in and get settled, then check-in with Jackie after the session. (She’ll be the person designated as the online event host.) Happy writing. We look forward to seeing you online – and back at Stone Creek Factory Café as soon as we're able!

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Shut Up & Write!™ – ONLINE

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