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Shut Up & Write!™ Hollywood
Arrive any time between 7:45 & 8:00am and 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! 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. *Please note: According to "Yelp", the noise level at this venue is "average", so if you think background noise may be a distraction for you, please remember to bring ear buds/ear plugs. IMPORTANT: The host of this meetup has a varying work schedule, so please pay careful attention to the calendar to see which day the event will fall on each week. Arrive any time between 7:45 & 8:00AM. 7:45 - Intros. Great time to get your food or drink before we begin writing. 8:00 - Timer starts. Write individually for 1 hour. 9:00 - (the end) Chat / Take off / Keep writing. This venue closes at 8:00PM. SEATING: 4 GUIDELINES: This venue has plenty of coffee drinks, teas and other beverages. They also have, of course, a variety of desserts as well as meals. Please thank our hosts by purchasing something. This supports the business where we have our writing group and keeps a good rapport with the cafe. • This venue DOES have free WiFi. • Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block any background noise/music in cafe. TRAVEL / PARKING: Private parking lot for customers; also, free parking on side streets. Several bus/MAX lines stop near this venue, at Hollywood Transit Center (less than 1/2 mile from venue). OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 7:45-8:00am. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing. NO SHOWS: People who RSVP "YES" but do not change it to a "NO" if they decide not to come, may be placed on "CAN'T GO" List in the future, so others on RSVP list can come first. Happy writing and I look forward to seeing you at Nectar Cafe! • What to bring • Important to know *Read any good books recently? Seen any well written films or TV shows lately? Post them below or mention them at our next Meetup!

Nectar Cafe

1925 Ne 42nd Ave Ste E · Portland

Respond by: 12/19/2018
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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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