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Shut Up & Write!™ Philadelphia
Start your week with an hour or two of writing at LOVETT LIBRARY! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 6:45 PM on Mondays (except national holidays). 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. 6:45 - SESSION 1: quick intros. 7:00 - timer starts: write for 50 minutes. 7:55 - (break) chat / take off / keep writing. 8:15 - timer starts: write for 45 minutes. 8:45 Take off (Library closes at 9:00). SEATING: Lots of small tables. One larger table for four. LAPTOPS: The library has WiFi (bring your library card for easy access). There are some outlets, but it is advisable to come with laptops pre-charged just in case all of those tables are taken. Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block out conversations by other patrons. ACCESSIBILITY: The library is wheelchair accessible. TRAVEL / PARKING: There is on-street parking. The library is a short walk from Regional Rail if you are arriving by public transit. OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 6:30. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing. BEING LATE IS OKAY: just show up and get settled, then check-in with me after the session. (I’ll be the person with the Shut Up & Write! sign.) If you were on time, please be willing to make room for the friendly latecomer. Happy writing and I look forward to seeing you at Lovett Library!

Lovett Library

6945 Germantown Ave · Philadelphia, PA

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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