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)

[Virtual] Shut Up & Write!® Saturdays on Jitsi Meet *120 min DOUBLE*

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.” ~ Mary Oliver **NOTE: Due to increasing concerns around the spread of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the PPL has closed all locations – RSVP to see the link, and join the meeting from wherever you feel safe and comfy on the day and time of event** 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 Saturday afternoons. Sessions are at 1:30pm and 3:00pm. Come for one, the other, or both! 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: *MODIFIED* SESSION 1, DOUBLE 1:30 pm - quick intros. 1:45 pm - timer starts: write for 2 hours! 3:45 pm - (the end) chat/ take off/ keep writing NOTE: Burton Barr Library closes at 5:00 pm on Saturdays. 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. WHAT SHOULD I BRING? : Whatever you need to be able to write! We'll be in The Hive co-working space. Visitors are encouraged to collaborate, so bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block ambient noise such as the occasional conversation by other patrons. Outlets are along the floor by the glass wall, but it's best to come with a fully charged device. OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS: Burton Barr Library has WiFi. Lot parking is available on site. We'll be in The Hive co-working space, located on the second floor and to your left from the stairs, to your right from the elevator. I will be seated along the glass wall near the outlets. The little sandwich sign will be on the table. PLEASE NOTE: No food or drink is allowed in the library, though you can probably get away with bottled water or a coffee cup with lid, just be aware. **NOTE: Due to increasing concerns around the spread of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), PPL has closed all locations – RSVP to see the link. Join the meeting from wherever you feel safe and comfy on the day and time of event.**

Shut Up & Write!™ N. Phoenix [VIRTUAL MEETING]

Virtual Meeting Via Slack

IMPORTANT: Beginning 3/17/20 the Tuesday Shut Up & Write Meetups at Mesquite Library will switch from in-person sessions to virtual sessions. We WILL NOT meet in person until further notice. VIRTUAL MEETING INFO: Effective 3/17/2020, writing will be done from home but you can join our virtual group via Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/phoenixshutupwrite/shared_invite/zt-dkbmdj3b-HnvAwXTkTvw~NGpjiXg0Rw SCHEDULE: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Shut Up & Write (from home) - Feel free to drop into Slack and say hello before you get started 7:00 AM - 7:30 AM - Optional, chat with the group online via Slack (see link above)

Shut Up & Write!™ [Wed AM, Central Phoenix, VIRTUAL Meeting]

On-line via Slack

Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers.e 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 (unless you ask them to) or give you unsolicited advice. Instead of just thinking about writing, get some real writing done. VIRTUAL MEETING INFO: Currently, we're "meeting" via Slack. Join us here: https://join.slack.com/t/phoenixshutupwrite/shared_invite/zt-dkbmdj3b-HnvAwXTkTvw~NGpjiXg0Rw SCHEDULE: 9:45-10:00 AM - Log in on Slack 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Catch Up Chat on Zoom (optional) 10:15-11:15 - Back to Slack for Shut Up & Write time 11:15-11:30 - Options: Keep writing; say bye; chat on Slack

[Virtual] Shut Up & Write!® Saturdays on Jitsi Meet *120 min DOUBLE*

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.” ~ Mary Oliver **NOTE: Due to increasing concerns around the spread of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the PPL has closed all locations – RSVP to see the link, and join the meeting from wherever you feel safe and comfy on the day and time of event** 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 Saturday afternoons. Sessions are at 1:30pm and 3:00pm. Come for one, the other, or both! 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: *MODIFIED* SESSION 1, DOUBLE 1:30 pm - quick intros. 1:45 pm - timer starts: write for 2 hours! 3:45 pm - (the end) chat/ take off/ keep writing NOTE: Burton Barr Library closes at 5:00 pm on Saturdays. 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. WHAT SHOULD I BRING? : Whatever you need to be able to write! We'll be in The Hive co-working space. Visitors are encouraged to collaborate, so bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block ambient noise such as the occasional conversation by other patrons. Outlets are along the floor by the glass wall, but it's best to come with a fully charged device. OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS: Burton Barr Library has WiFi. Lot parking is available on site. We'll be in The Hive co-working space, located on the second floor and to your left from the stairs, to your right from the elevator. I will be seated along the glass wall near the outlets. The little sandwich sign will be on the table. PLEASE NOTE: No food or drink is allowed in the library, though you can probably get away with bottled water or a coffee cup with lid, just be aware. **NOTE: Due to increasing concerns around the spread of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), PPL has closed all locations – RSVP to see the link. Join the meeting from wherever you feel safe and comfy on the day and time of event.**

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