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!™ Philadelphia

Virtual meetings until further notice

VIRTUAL Shut Up & Write Philadelphia UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/903435695?pwd=bG1qRU5OTWZZSVVyWXZVTW9veGswdz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] WE'RE ADDING DAYS!! While we are shut inside, we're going to meet on Monday and Thursday evenings, and on Saturday afternoons. Stay tuned before each meeting for a post with the zoom room link. Dear Shut Up & Writers, As you are all aware, the dangers from the Corona virus have required some changes on everyone's part, in order to keep each other safe. While we wait this out, however, there's no reason not to write! So...we are continuing to meet - virtually. We have temporarily organized "Virtual Shut Up & Write Philadelphia." I'll post the "meeting room" up above before the meeting starts. If you want to write from your house (or anywhere else you find comfortable), come join us. Check in will be at 6:30 on Monday. If you "arrive" later, and check-in is over, just turn on your webcam, mute your mic, and start writing. We'll smile at you and wave and we'll have another check-in half way through. We'll keep doing this until the pandemic has blown over, or until I can't use the zoom link any longer, whichever comes first! Keep safe, and wash your hands! Sarra PS If you are up for it, ask us about helping out with a small donation to help us keep up with a zoom subscription while the virus continues! No pressure, no requirement!

Shut Up & Write!™ Philadelphia

Virtual meetings until further notice

VIRTUAL Shut Up & Write Philadelphia UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE WE'RE ADDING DAYS!! Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/352375576 Meeting ID:[masked] While we are shut inside, we're going to meet on Monday and Thursday evenings, and on Saturday afternoons. Stay tuned before each meeting for a post with the zoom room link. Dear Shut Up & Writers, As you are all aware, the dangers from the Corona virus have required some changes on everyone's part, in order to keep each other safe. While we wait this out, however, there's no reason not to write! So...we are continuing to meet - virtually. We have temporarily organized "Virtual Shut Up & Write Philadelphia." I'll post the "meeting room" up above before the meeting starts. If you want to write from your house (or anywhere else you find comfortable), come join us. Check in will be at 6:30 on Monday. If you "arrive" later, and check-in is over, just turn on your webcam, mute your mic, and start writing. We'll smile at you and wave and we'll have another check-in half way through. We'll keep doing this until the pandemic has blown over, or until I can't use the zoom link any longer, whichever comes first! Keep safe, and wash your hands! Sarra PS If you are up for it, ask us about helping out with a small donation to help us keep up with a zoom subscription while the virus continues! No pressure, no requirement!

Shut Up & Write!™ Philadelphia

Virtual meetings until further notice

VIRTUAL Shut Up & Write Philadelphia UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/208628529 Meeting ID:[masked] WE'RE ADDING DAYS!! While we are shut inside, we're going to meet on Monday and Thursday evenings, and on Saturday afternoons. Stay tuned before each meeting for a post with the zoom room link. Dear Shut Up & Writers, As you are all aware, the dangers from the Corona virus have required some changes on everyone's part, in order to keep each other safe. While we wait this out, however, there's no reason not to write! So...we are continuing to meet - virtually. We have temporarily organized "Virtual Shut Up & Write Philadelphia." I'll post the "meeting room" up above before the meeting starts. If you want to write from your house (or anywhere else you find comfortable), come join us. Check in will be at 6:30 on Monday. If you "arrive" later, and check-in is over, just turn on your webcam, mute your mic, and start writing. We'll smile at you and wave and we'll have another check-in half way through. We'll keep doing this until the pandemic has blown over, or until I can't use the zoom link any longer, whichever comes first! Keep safe, and wash your hands! Sarra PS If you are up for it, ask us about helping out with a small donation to help us keep up with a zoom subscription while the virus continues! No pressure, no requirement!

Shut Up & Write!™ Philadelphia

Virtual meetings until further notice

VIRTUAL Shut Up & Write Philadelphia UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/903435695?pwd=bG1qRU5OTWZZSVVyWXZVTW9veGswdz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] WE'RE ADDING DAYS!! While we are shut inside, we're going to meet on Monday and Thursday evenings, and on Saturday afternoons. Stay tuned before each meeting for a post with the zoom room link. Dear Shut Up & Writers, As you are all aware, the dangers from the Corona virus have required some changes on everyone's part, in order to keep each other safe. While we wait this out, however, there's no reason not to write! So...we are continuing to meet - virtually. We have temporarily organized "Virtual Shut Up & Write Philadelphia." I'll post the "meeting room" up above before the meeting starts. If you want to write from your house (or anywhere else you find comfortable), come join us. Check in will be at 6:30 on Monday. If you "arrive" later, and check-in is over, just turn on your webcam, mute your mic, and start writing. We'll smile at you and wave and we'll have another check-in half way through. We'll keep doing this until the pandemic has blown over, or until I can't use the zoom link any longer, whichever comes first! Keep safe, and wash your hands! Sarra PS If you are up for it, ask us about helping out with a small donation to help us keep up with a zoom subscription while the virus continues! No pressure, no requirement!

Past events (132)

Shut Up & Write!™ Philadelphia

Virtual meetings until further notice

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