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Shut Up & Write!™ Montavilla
• What we'll do 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 6:00 on Monday nights. 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 - SESSION 1: quick intros. 6:15 - timer starts: write for 1 hour. 7:15 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. The library closes at 8:00. OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 7:15. 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. (There will be a Shut Up & Write! sign on the table.) If you were on time, please be willing to make room for the friendly latecomer. Happy writing! See you at the Gregory Heights Library IF WE ARE NOT IN THE MEETING ROOM, WE'LL BE AT A TABLE NEAR THE REAR OF THE LIBRARY. (We can only reserve the meeting room once monthly) I'm also open to meeting at other places - let me know! • What to bring Whatever you need to be able to write! There may be plugs available for laptops, but it would be a good idea to make sure that your laptop is charged. • Important to know TRAVEL / PARKING: There is a small parking lot, and street parking. GUIDELINES: When we meet in a location that serves food/drinks, please thank our hosts by purchasing something, and leaving a tip.

Gregory Heights Library

7921 NE Sandy Blvd. · Portland , or


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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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