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Over the Hump with Writing!
COME JOIN US FOR AN HOUR OF FOCUSED WRITING ON YOUR OWN PROJECT! This is not a critique session. Our mission is to provide a place for writers to sit together and work on their projects. It will amaze you how motivating it is simply to be in the company of your fellow writers! And, you will see progress, even if you only spend one hour per week on your writing. Whether you are in the brainstorming phase or working on your final draft, this is the group to get things done. THE SCHEDULE: 6:30 - 7:00 PM: Arrival, chit chat, purchase refreshments, etc. 7:00 - 7:15 PM: Announcements and introductions 7:15 - 8:15 PM: WRITING (No talking, please. Hence the title of the group) 8:15 - 8:30 PM: Finish writing, chit chat, introduce late comers, etc. LATECOMERS: It's fine if you arrive late, but if you do please quietly take a seat and begin writing. You will have a chance to introduce yourself to the host and fellow writers at the end of the session. After the writing session is over, feel free to stay and keep writing or get to know one another. Chateau Cafe is open until 9 PM on Fridays, and offers a lovely variety of food and beverages.

Chateau Cafe

139 Robert E Lee · New Orleans, LA

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.
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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.

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