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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!™ Laurelhurst/Kerns (the evening shift)

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 at 6:30 on Thursday evenings. 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: 6:30 - SESSION 1: quick intros. 6:45 - timer starts: write for 1 hour. 7:45 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. Beulahland closes at 2:00 am. OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 7:45. 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 Beulahland! What Should I Bring? Whatever you need to be able to write! Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block overhead music or the occasional conversation by other patrons. Other Important Details: Beulahland has WiFi. Name: Beulahland Password: beulah118 TRAVEL / PARKING: Beulahland is located close to 28th and Burnside. It is easily accessible by bus - the 19 or the 20 are best - and there is street parking for drivers in the surrounding neighborhood. SEATING INFORMATION: I'll likely be in the "Dine" section to the right when you enter - it's much quieter than the bar area. I'll update if that changes. GUIDELINES: Beulahland has a full bar as well as coffee - good bar food, and pie. Happy Hour ends at 7. Please thank our hosts by purchasing something.

Shut Up & Write!® Montavilla Sunday Shift

Bipartisan Cafe

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 at Sunday mornings. 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: 9:45 - quick intros 10:00 - timer starts: write for 1 hour. 11:00 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 11:00. 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 Bipartisan Cafe! What Should I Bring? Whatever you need to be able to write! Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block the cafe’s overhead music or the occasional conversation by other patrons. Other Important Details: Bipartisan Cafe has free WiFi. Free street parking is generally available near the cafe and throughout Montavilla. Please thank our hosts by purchasing something.

Shut Up & Write!™ Montavilla

Gregory Heights Library

In these days of social isolation... I shall leave this up for now in the hopes that when the new normal arrives we'll be able to start up this meetup again. In the meantime, keep this on your calendar and do your writing! ~M [Old description} 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 at 6pm on Monday evenings. 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: 6:00 - quick intros. 6:15 - timer starts: write for 1 hour. 7:15 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 730pm. 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 after the session. If you were on time, please be willing to make room for the friendly latecomer. Happy writing! What Should I Bring? Whatever you need to be able to write! Other Important Details: Please don't bother the librarians, they are not involved in this meetup.

Shut Up & Write!™ Laurelhurst/Kerns (the evening shift)

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 at 6:30 on Thursday evenings. 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: 6:30 - SESSION 1: quick intros. 6:45 - timer starts: write for 1 hour. 7:45 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. Beulahland closes at 2:00 am. OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 7:45. 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 Beulahland! What Should I Bring? Whatever you need to be able to write! Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block overhead music or the occasional conversation by other patrons. Other Important Details: Beulahland has WiFi. Name: Beulahland Password: beulah118 TRAVEL / PARKING: Beulahland is located close to 28th and Burnside. It is easily accessible by bus - the 19 or the 20 are best - and there is street parking for drivers in the surrounding neighborhood. SEATING INFORMATION: I'll likely be in the "Dine" section to the right when you enter - it's much quieter than the bar area. I'll update if that changes. GUIDELINES: Beulahland has a full bar as well as coffee - good bar food, and pie. Happy Hour ends at 7. Please thank our hosts by purchasing something.

Past events (470)

Shut Up & Write!™ Montavilla

Gregory Heights Library

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