Past Meetup

Shut Up & Write!™ Westfield

This Meetup is past

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Every week on Tuesday


121 East Broad Street · Westfield, NJ

How to find us

We will have a Shut Up and Write sign on the center table in the cafe.

Location image of event venue


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 8:30 AM on Tuesday mornings.
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.
8:30 AM - Grab coffee, settle in, quick intros.
9:00 AM - timer starts: we write for 2 thirty minute writing sessions (5-10 minute break in between).
10:05 AM - We wind down -- chat / take off / keep writing.

OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 10:30 AM. 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 Farinolio!

What Should I Bring?
Whatever you need to be able to write! Laptop, notebooks, pens.
Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block the cafe’s overhead music or the occasional conversation by other patrons.
Due to limited outlets, please come with your laptops fully charged.

Other Important Details:
The wifi password for Farinolio is farinolio.
TRAVEL / PARKING: Parking is free on the metered spots until 10AM.
SEATING INFORMATION: Please use our reserved table to start and also feel free to spread out to other areas of the cafe once we begin writing.
GUIDELINES: Please thank our hosts by purchasing something delicious!