What we're about

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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 (1)

Shut Up & Write!™ Northampton Edition

Olde England

Shut Up & Write!™

Hi all, it was great to meet up! Let's get together and write once again.

Be it a book, a script, an essay, a dissertation, a letter, a journal entry, a poem.. anything goes!

We've decided to change the format a little so we have more time for sharing ideas and what we're up to..

Approx schedule:

19:30 - Introduction - general chat / sharing work
Short warm up (10 mins)
Writing time (30 mins)
Sharing (optional) we'll go round and talk about what we're working on at the moment or anything we need advice on (15 mins approx)
Writing time (30 mins)
Finish up/ final discussions
21:30 - End

You are more than welcome to continue writing after we've finished! No obligations to stick to the schedule.

Bring whatever you need to be able to write.

This event is free! We just ask that you buy something from our hosts :)

We'll be downstairs in the nook.

Nearby parking: There is usually plenty of free parking down by the racecourse.

P.S. Sorry for those of you waiting for today's event (Oct 11th) it was only once I turned up that I realised I hadn't actually posted the event on here 😅

Past events (17)

Shut Up & Write!™ Northampton Edition

Olde England

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