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For more virtual events, join our Online Events Meetup here: https://www.meetup.com/shutupandwriteonlineevents/

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 (4+)

Shut Up and Write Pioneer Valley - ONLINE with Lisa

Online event

SHUT UP & WRITE Pioneer Valley IS ONLINE with Google Meet.

SCHEDULE: Lisa's group is every Wednesday.
6:30- 6:40 p.m. - Introductions and Announcements;
6:40 - 8:00 p.m. - Quiet Writing; Your choice as to camera, but if there a is a lot of background noise (I have a dog alarm that alerts me when trucks drive down the street), please mute your mic. I only get to write once a week, so I prefer to keep the chat to a minimum and use the time to get words out of my head and on paper/computer screen.

HOW TO JOIN:
Click on the link provided in Meetup after you RSVP. Follow the prompts. Google Meet runs in your browser and has nearly the same functions as Zoom. You can join on any device. For smartphones, the app is recommended.

IF YOU ARE LATE:
Feel free to join. If you see everyone is writing, please mute yourself and start writing too! We will do introductions at the end.

Look forward to seeing you all there!
Lisa

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ABOUT SHUT UP AND WRITE:
Shut Up & Write is an international writing community that provides the tools and support for writers to get their writing done. We host free, weekly in-person events for writers all over the world. Visit www.shutupwrite.com for more info.

Shut Up and Write Pioneer Valley (formerly Protagonists and Procrastinators) was founded 4 years ago. In addition to the biweekly Esselon meetings, we also offer Monday meetings at the Montague Bookmill.

Shut Up and Write is about in getting words on the page. We also provide one another writing and publishing advice, as well as camaraderie. We are not a critique, writing prompt or workshop group. However, you are welcome to request one-to-one critique/help from other members during chat.

Shut Up and Write Pioneer Valley - ONLINE with Lisa

Online event

SHUT UP & WRITE Pioneer Valley IS ONLINE with Google Meet.

SCHEDULE: Lisa's group is every Wednesday.
6:30- 6:40 p.m. - Introductions and Announcements;
6:40 - 8:00 p.m. - Quiet Writing; Your choice as to camera, but if there a is a lot of background noise (I have a dog alarm that alerts me when trucks drive down the street), please mute your mic. I only get to write once a week, so I prefer to keep the chat to a minimum and use the time to get words out of my head and on paper/computer screen.

HOW TO JOIN:
Click on the link provided in Meetup after you RSVP. Follow the prompts. Google Meet runs in your browser and has nearly the same functions as Zoom. You can join on any device. For smartphones, the app is recommended.

IF YOU ARE LATE:
Feel free to join. If you see everyone is writing, please mute yourself and start writing too! We will do introductions at the end.

Look forward to seeing you all there!
Lisa

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ABOUT SHUT UP AND WRITE:
Shut Up & Write is an international writing community that provides the tools and support for writers to get their writing done. We host free, weekly in-person events for writers all over the world. Visit www.shutupwrite.com for more info.

Shut Up and Write Pioneer Valley (formerly Protagonists and Procrastinators) was founded 4 years ago. In addition to the biweekly Esselon meetings, we also offer Monday meetings at the Montague Bookmill.

Shut Up and Write is about in getting words on the page. We also provide one another writing and publishing advice, as well as camaraderie. We are not a critique, writing prompt or workshop group. However, you are welcome to request one-to-one critique/help from other members during chat.

Shut Up and Write Pioneer Valley - ONLINE with Lisa

Online event

SHUT UP & WRITE Pioneer Valley IS ONLINE with Google Meet.

SCHEDULE: Lisa's group is every Wednesday.
6:30- 6:40 p.m. - Introductions and Announcements;
6:40 - 8:00 p.m. - Quiet Writing; Your choice as to camera, but if there a is a lot of background noise (I have a dog alarm that alerts me when trucks drive down the street), please mute your mic. I only get to write once a week, so I prefer to keep the chat to a minimum and use the time to get words out of my head and on paper/computer screen.

HOW TO JOIN:
Click on the link provided in Meetup after you RSVP. Follow the prompts. Google Meet runs in your browser and has nearly the same functions as Zoom. You can join on any device. For smartphones, the app is recommended.

IF YOU ARE LATE:
Feel free to join. If you see everyone is writing, please mute yourself and start writing too! We will do introductions at the end.

Look forward to seeing you all there!
Lisa

********************************************************************************
ABOUT SHUT UP AND WRITE:
Shut Up & Write is an international writing community that provides the tools and support for writers to get their writing done. We host free, weekly in-person events for writers all over the world. Visit www.shutupwrite.com for more info.

Shut Up and Write Pioneer Valley (formerly Protagonists and Procrastinators) was founded 4 years ago. In addition to the biweekly Esselon meetings, we also offer Monday meetings at the Montague Bookmill.

Shut Up and Write is about in getting words on the page. We also provide one another writing and publishing advice, as well as camaraderie. We are not a critique, writing prompt or workshop group. However, you are welcome to request one-to-one critique/help from other members during chat.

Shut Up and Write Pioneer Valley - ONLINE with Lisa

Online event

SHUT UP & WRITE Pioneer Valley IS ONLINE with Google Meet.

SCHEDULE: Lisa's group is every Wednesday.
6:30- 6:40 p.m. - Introductions and Announcements;
6:40 - 8:00 p.m. - Quiet Writing; Your choice as to camera, but if there a is a lot of background noise (I have a dog alarm that alerts me when trucks drive down the street), please mute your mic. I only get to write once a week, so I prefer to keep the chat to a minimum and use the time to get words out of my head and on paper/computer screen.

HOW TO JOIN:
Click on the link provided in Meetup after you RSVP. Follow the prompts. Google Meet runs in your browser and has nearly the same functions as Zoom. You can join on any device. For smartphones, the app is recommended.

IF YOU ARE LATE:
Feel free to join. If you see everyone is writing, please mute yourself and start writing too! We will do introductions at the end.

Look forward to seeing you all there!
Lisa

********************************************************************************
ABOUT SHUT UP AND WRITE:
Shut Up & Write is an international writing community that provides the tools and support for writers to get their writing done. We host free, weekly in-person events for writers all over the world. Visit www.shutupwrite.com for more info.

Shut Up and Write Pioneer Valley (formerly Protagonists and Procrastinators) was founded 4 years ago. In addition to the biweekly Esselon meetings, we also offer Monday meetings at the Montague Bookmill.

Shut Up and Write is about in getting words on the page. We also provide one another writing and publishing advice, as well as camaraderie. We are not a critique, writing prompt or workshop group. However, you are welcome to request one-to-one critique/help from other members during chat.

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Shut Up and Write Pioneer Valley - ONLINE with Lisa

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