What we're about

We’re looking for hosts to start more in-person events! Go to https://shutupwrite.com/organizers to sign up.

For online events, check out our Online Events Meetup at https://www.meetup.com/shutupandwriteonlineevents.

Shut Up & Write hosts free in-person and online writing events for writers all over the world. Our goal is to ensure that every writer, regardless of genre or skill level, has access to the community, accountability, and resources they need to be successful in their personal writing goals. Our events use our proven formula: a few minutes of introductions, an hour of focused writing, and a final check-in to share the hour's progress.

What to Expect

RSVP and please arrive 10–15 minutes early to get settled at an in-person event. Our host will lead introductions and then everyone will write for a quiet, focused period of time.

Afterward, feel free to get to know each other. Members often talk about their successes and challenges as writers. Our events are a safe space for writers to work on their craft. No one will read or critique your writing.

For more information, visit https://shutupwrite.com, or email us at questions@shutupwrite.com. To learn more about our events, check out our Getting Started Guide at https://shutupwrite.com/getting-started-guide.

Upcoming events (4+)

Shut Up & Write!™ SE Stark

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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 10 AM on Wednesday Mornings at Oblique Coffee Roasters.

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:
10:00 – Say hi to everyone.
10:15 - timer starts: write for 1 hour.
11:15 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing.

OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 11:30 am. 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 say hi after the session.
Happy writing!

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.

SEATING INFORMATION: The shop has stools and a counter around the perimeter of the shop. It’s comfortable for writing, but they don’t currently have traditional tables.

There are outlets but if you are bringing an electronic device, try to bring one that's as charged as possible to make life easier for everyone, including yourself.

TRAVEL / PARKING: Oblique is located on the corner of SE Stark and 30th. There is ample free street parking near the coffee shop. The nearest bus lines are the 15, which runs on SE Belmont, and the 20, which runs on E Burnside.

GUIDELINES: Be sure to thank our hosts by purchasing something. They roast their own beans and offer a variety of coffee drinks, plus tea, sparkling water, and pastries/snacks.

Other Important Details:
The coffee shop’s address: 3039 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214

Shut Up & Write!® Gladstone

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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 12:30 on Friday afternoons.

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:
12:30 - Quick introductions
12:45 - Timer starts: write for 1 hour
1:45 - The End: chat, take off, or keep writing

OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING starts at 12:00 pm. 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 Crossroads 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.
Laptop charger- there are two outlets consistently available, but your best bet is to have your laptop pre-charged.

Other Important Details:
WIFI: Crossroads Cafe does offer WiFi.
TRAVEL / PARKING: There is usually plenty of parking available. If the parking lot is full feel free to park on the nearby street next to McDonald's.
SEATING INFORMATION: We'll meet at the table along the back wall. Look for me or the Shut Up & Write sign.
FOOD/DRINK: Please thank our hosts by purchasing something if you feel so inclined.

Shut Up & Write!® Overlook - Portland, OR

Needs a location

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 11 AM on Sunday, August 14, 2022, at The Stacks Coffeehouse.

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
11:00 AM - Quick introductions: Who are you, and what are you working on?
11:05 AM - Timer starts: Write for 1 hour!
12:05 PM - The end: Discuss your writing, chat, take off, or keep writing!

Optional socializing happens at the end of the writing session. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing. It’s totally up to you if you’d like to stick around.

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 The Stacks Coffeehouse!

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.
— Ensure your laptop is charged if you’re bringing it!

Other Important Details
TRAVEL / PARKING: Bike racks out front; street parking available.
GUIDELINES: Please thank the Stacks Coffeeshop for our use of the space by purchasing drinks and food — and tip your barista well! ☺️

Shut Up & Write!® LAKE OSWEGO

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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 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoons!

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:
3:00 - Quick introductions
3:15 - Timer starts: write for 1 hour
4:15 - The End: chat, take off, or keep writing

OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 4:30 pm. 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 Ava Roasteria!

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.

If we are inside, there are plenty of outlets. If we decide to go outside, there will be no outlets. As always, if you are bringing an electronic device, try to bring one that's as charged as possible.

Other Important Details:
Ava Roasteria has WiFi. It is a simple sign-in with no password.

TRAVEL / PARKING: Located in a shopping center, Ava Roasteria has plenty of free parking. Please mind the handicap and "15 minute only" spaces. If you are taking Trimet, it is located right on the 38 bus line.

SEATING INFORMATION: We will always be located inside at the beginning of meet-up. If enough people want to go outside to enjoy the beautiful patio, flowers, and water features to write, we can do that too.

GUIDELINES: Please thank our hosts by purchasing something. There are excellent cafe drinks and baked goods!

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Shut Up & Write!™ Montavilla

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