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.

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 (5+)

Shut Up & Write!™ Olympia

115 Legion Way SW

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 6 PM on Wednesday evenings. 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: 6:00 - show up/get settled/ intros 6:10 - timer starts: write for 1 hour. 7:10 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. BEING LATE IS OKAY: Just show up and get settled wherever. What Should I Bring? Whatever you need to be able to write! Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block the conversations/sounds from the print shop.h Other Important Details: COMPUTER STUFF: There is an outlet nearby, and we'll have an extension cord so people can plug in their laptopa. 115 Legion has WiFi. TRAVEL / PARKING: There is some parking on the surrounding blocks, which is free after 5 PM. It tends to be pretty crowded downtown at this time, so maybe plan ahead to look for parking. Or don't drive! FOOD AND DRINK: There is a kettle for tea, but if you know you'll be hungry plan to bring your own snacks. DONATION: 115 Legion lets us use their beautiful space for free! It's much more private and quiet than a coffee shop, and you don't have to buy anything ! So please consider bringing a few dollars to donate so they can keep this community space open.

Shut Up & Write!™ Olympia

115 Legion Way SW

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 6 PM on Wednesday evenings. 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: 6:00 - show up/get settled/ intros 6:10 - timer starts: write for 1 hour. 7:10 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. BEING LATE IS OKAY: Just show up and get settled wherever. What Should I Bring? Whatever you need to be able to write! Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block the conversations/sounds from the print shop.h Other Important Details: COMPUTER STUFF: There is an outlet nearby, and we'll have an extension cord so people can plug in their laptopa. 115 Legion has WiFi. TRAVEL / PARKING: There is some parking on the surrounding blocks, which is free after 5 PM. It tends to be pretty crowded downtown at this time, so maybe plan ahead to look for parking. Or don't drive! FOOD AND DRINK: There is a kettle for tea, but if you know you'll be hungry plan to bring your own snacks. DONATION: 115 Legion lets us use their beautiful space for free! It's much more private and quiet than a coffee shop, and you don't have to buy anything ! So please consider bringing a few dollars to donate so they can keep this community space open.

Shut Up & Write!™ Olympia

115 Legion Way SW

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 6 PM on Wednesday evenings. 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: 6:00 - show up/get settled/ intros 6:10 - timer starts: write for 1 hour. 7:10 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. BEING LATE IS OKAY: Just show up and get settled wherever. What Should I Bring? Whatever you need to be able to write! Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block the conversations/sounds from the print shop.h Other Important Details: COMPUTER STUFF: There is an outlet nearby, and we'll have an extension cord so people can plug in their laptopa. 115 Legion has WiFi. TRAVEL / PARKING: There is some parking on the surrounding blocks, which is free after 5 PM. It tends to be pretty crowded downtown at this time, so maybe plan ahead to look for parking. Or don't drive! FOOD AND DRINK: There is a kettle for tea, but if you know you'll be hungry plan to bring your own snacks. DONATION: 115 Legion lets us use their beautiful space for free! It's much more private and quiet than a coffee shop, and you don't have to buy anything ! So please consider bringing a few dollars to donate so they can keep this community space open.

Shut Up & Write!™ Olympia

115 Legion Way SW

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 6 PM on Wednesday evenings. 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: 6:00 - show up/get settled/ intros 6:10 - timer starts: write for 1 hour. 7:10 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. BEING LATE IS OKAY: Just show up and get settled wherever. What Should I Bring? Whatever you need to be able to write! Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block the conversations/sounds from the print shop.h Other Important Details: COMPUTER STUFF: There is an outlet nearby, and we'll have an extension cord so people can plug in their laptopa. 115 Legion has WiFi. TRAVEL / PARKING: There is some parking on the surrounding blocks, which is free after 5 PM. It tends to be pretty crowded downtown at this time, so maybe plan ahead to look for parking. Or don't drive! FOOD AND DRINK: There is a kettle for tea, but if you know you'll be hungry plan to bring your own snacks. DONATION: 115 Legion lets us use their beautiful space for free! It's much more private and quiet than a coffee shop, and you don't have to buy anything ! So please consider bringing a few dollars to donate so they can keep this community space open.

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Shut Up & Write!™ Olympia

115 Legion Way SW

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