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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, a period of focused writing, and a final check-in to share our 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.

Upcoming events (4+)

Shut Up & Write New Haven - Live and In Person!

Book Trader Cafe

Hey writers! We'll be meeting in the indoor seating area at the Book Trader Cafe on Chapel Street in New Haven! If you've been coming to our online events, these run a bit differently. We'll do an initial check-in at 7pm with introductions, then do timed independent writing for an hour. After the hour is up we can chat about what we worked on, socialize a bit, or even just say so long and thanks for the hour of writing.

Hope to see you there!

Reminder - please be covid safe while in person. Respect any mask mandates in place and maintain social distancing guidelines as put forth by the CDC

Shut In & Write New Haven - Online Event

Online event

Hey writers! We're hosting safe, remote meetings Wednesdays on Zoom. Write offline independently from 7pm to 8pm, then from 8-8:30pm log into Zoom to join the video chat. Be held accountable for getting writing done or just share a quick hello.

The password to the Zoom if it asks is our city, no spaces, proper capitalization.

Shut Up & Write New Haven - Live and In Person!

Book Trader Cafe

Hey writers! We'll be meeting in the indoor seating area at the Book Trader Cafe on Chapel Street in New Haven! If you've been coming to our online events, these run a bit differently. We'll do an initial check-in at 7pm with introductions, then do timed independent writing for an hour. After the hour is up we can chat about what we worked on, socialize a bit, or even just say so long and thanks for the hour of writing.

Hope to see you there!

Reminder - please be covid safe while in person. Respect any mask mandates in place and maintain social distancing guidelines as put forth by the CDC

Shut In & Write New Haven - Online Event

Online event

Hey writers! We're hosting safe, remote meetings Wednesdays on Zoom. Write offline independently from 7pm to 8pm, then from 8-8:30pm log into Zoom to join the video chat. Be held accountable for getting writing done or just share a quick hello.

The password to the Zoom if it asks is our city, no spaces, proper capitalization.

Past events (208)

Shut In & Write New Haven - Online Event

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