What we're about

We’re looking for hosts to start more in-person events! Go to https://shutupwrite.com/organizers to sign up.

For online events, check out our Online Events Meetup at https://www.meetup.com/shutupandwriteonlineevents.

Shut Up & Write hosts free in-person and online writing events for writers all over the world. Our goal is to ensure that every writer, regardless of genre or skill level, has access to the community, accountability, and resources they need to be successful in their personal writing goals. Our events use our proven formula: a few minutes of introductions, an hour of focused writing, and a final check-in to share the hour's progress.

What to Expect

RSVP and please arrive 10–15 minutes early to get settled at an in-person event. Our host will lead introductions and then everyone will write for a quiet, focused period of time.

Afterward, feel free to get to know each other. Members often talk about their successes and challenges as writers. Our events are a safe space for writers to work on their craft. No one will read or critique your writing.

For more information, visit https://shutupwrite.com, or email us at questions@shutupwrite.com. To learn more about our events, check out our Getting Started Guide at https://shutupwrite.com/getting-started-guide.

Upcoming events (4+)

Shut Up & Write!™ Montreal

Needs a location

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 18h00 on Wednesdays.

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.

SCHEDULE:
17:45 - SESSION 1: quick intros.
18:00 - timer starts: write for 1 hour.
19:00 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing.
OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 19h00. 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 the library!

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. I'm not sure if electrical outlets are available. Please make sure your laptop or tablet is fully charged.

Other Important Details:

TRAVEL / PARKING: There is some parking available in the neighboring streets but most likely paying.

The Frontenac metro station is right next to the library building.

We will meet inside the library in the reading section to the right of the entrance. There are tables and armchairs there. I will have a small sign with the Shut Up & Write logo on it, just like the image near the top of the page.

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Shut Up & Write!™ Montreal

Needs a location

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 18h00 on Wednesdays.

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.

SCHEDULE:
17:45 - SESSION 1: quick intros.
18:00 - timer starts: write for 1 hour.
19:00 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing.
OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 19h00. 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 the library!

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. I'm not sure if electrical outlets are available. Please make sure your laptop or tablet is fully charged.

Other Important Details:

TRAVEL / PARKING: There is some parking available in the neighboring streets but most likely paying.

The Frontenac metro station is right next to the library building.

We will meet inside the library in the reading section to the right of the entrance. There are tables and armchairs there. I will have a small sign with the Shut Up & Write logo on it, just like the image near the top of the page.

1
Shut Up & Write!™ Montreal

Needs a location

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 18h00 on Wednesdays.

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.

SCHEDULE:
17:45 - SESSION 1: quick intros.
18:00 - timer starts: write for 1 hour.
19:00 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing.
OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 19h00. 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 the library!

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. I'm not sure if electrical outlets are available. Please make sure your laptop or tablet is fully charged.

Other Important Details:

TRAVEL / PARKING: There is some parking available in the neighboring streets but most likely paying.

The Frontenac metro station is right next to the library building.

We will meet inside the library in the reading section to the right of the entrance. There are tables and armchairs there. I will have a small sign with the Shut Up & Write logo on it, just like the image near the top of the page.

Shut Up & Write!™ Montreal

Needs a location

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 18h00 on Wednesdays.

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.

SCHEDULE:
17:45 - SESSION 1: quick intros.
18:00 - timer starts: write for 1 hour.
19:00 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing.
OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 19h00. 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 the library!

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. I'm not sure if electrical outlets are available. Please make sure your laptop or tablet is fully charged.

Other Important Details:

TRAVEL / PARKING: There is some parking available in the neighboring streets but most likely paying.

The Frontenac metro station is right next to the library building.

We will meet inside the library in the reading section to the right of the entrance. There are tables and armchairs there. I will have a small sign with the Shut Up & Write logo on it, just like the image near the top of the page.

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