• Shut Up & Write!™ Hollywood

    Nectar Cafe

    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: 5 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, plus electrical outlets for charging computer. • 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: Something to write on and/or to write with, plus money to purchase food or drink. • Important to know: This venue opens at 7:30am, just to let you know if you want to get there a little earlier than our planned meet time at 7:45am. *Read any good books recently? Seen any well written films or TV shows lately? Post them below or mention them at our next Meetup!

  • Shut Up & Write!™ Kerns/Laurelhurst

    Neighbour's Table

    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! 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 AM - SESSION 1: quick intros. 10 AM - timer starts: write for 1 hour. 11:00 AM - chat / take off / keep writing. Neighbour’s Table closes at 12:30. OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens from 9:45 to 10 and after 11. 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 Neighbor’s Table! What Should I Bring? Whatever you need to be able to write! Neighbour’s Table is normally calm, but they sometimes show soccer or other sports on their TV. But there’s room to set-up outside of the sightline for the TV. Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block the cafe’s overhead music or the occasional conversation by other patrons. While there are outlets, coming with your laptop charged makes the most sense. Other Important Details: Neighbour’s Table has wifi (ask the barista for the login info). TRAVEL / PARKING: Neighbour’s Table has a free parking lot on the corner of NE 29th and Flanders. They’re also one block off of the #19 bus (stop: NE 28th and NE Glisan) and about five blocks from the #20 (stop: East Burnside and 28th). GUIDELINES: Neighbour’s Table offers coffee drinks, tea, breakfast sandwiches, and bagels. Please thank our hosts by purchasing something. Please note this coffee shop is located inside a church with its own entrance on NE Flanders. The church and coffee shop do not discriminate due to race, sexuality, gender, etc, and the coffee shop strives to create a welcome venue for all. This writing group does not support any particular religion and respects everyone's individual beliefs, and the organizer is not affiliated with the church in any capacity. Neighbor’s Table website: https://neighbours-table.business.site/?m=true

  • Shut Up & Write!™ Lower East Burnside (& 13th)

    Natian Brewery Tap Room

    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 2:30 PM on Thursday 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: 2:15 PM - SESSION 1: quick intros. 2:30 PM - timer starts: write for 1 hour. 3:30 PM - chat / take off / keep writing. Natian closes at 10 PM. OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens from 2:15 to 2:30, and after 3:30. 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 Natian Brewing! What Should I Bring? Whatever you need to be able to write! Natian’s taproom will play music in the background, but it’s not particularly loud. Bring headphones if you’ll find noise and (potentially) the conversations of customers distracting. Please come with your laptop charged and the organizer will update this listing with plug-in information soon. Other Important Details: TRAVEL / PARKING: Buses #12, #20 stop less than 150 feet from Natian Brewing (you’ll want the stop at East Burnside and Sandy—use the trip planner on Trimet.org for your best mass transit route). Natian doesn’t have a parking lot, but there’s street parking in the area. GUIDELINES: Natian Brewing offers a selection of beers on tap, plus cans of hard cider and nonalcoholic drinks, and bags of chips. Please support them by buying something. They allow patrons to bring food in. Natian Brewing’s website: http://natianbrewery.com/tasting-room/

  • 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!™ St. Johns / North Portland

    Two Stroke Coffee Co.

    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 9 on 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: 9:00 - SESSION 1: quick intros. 9:15 - timer starts: write for 1 hour. 10:15 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. Two Stroke Coffee Co. closes at 6pm. OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 10:15. 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 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 Two Stroke Coffee Co.! 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. There are a limited number of outlets; if you write on a laptop, please charge it up beforehand. Other Important Details: Two Stroke Coffee Co. has WiFi. TRAVEL / PARKING: TriMet lines 4, 44, 75 all stop just outside. (Lines 11 and 16 also run nearby, but do not have service on Sundays!) Parking is free, easy and plentiful on N. Lombard and nearby streets. SEATING INFORMATION: We'll sit at tables upstairs. GUIDELINES: Two Stroke has awesome drinks and pastries. Please thank our hosts by purchasing something.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ Montavilla

    Gregory Heights Library

    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!™ Hollywood

    Nectar Cafe

    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: 5 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, plus electrical outlets for charging computer. • 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: Something to write on and/or to write with, plus money to purchase food or drink. • Important to know: This venue opens at 7:30am, just to let you know if you want to get there a little earlier than our planned meet time at 7:45am. *Read any good books recently? Seen any well written films or TV shows lately? Post them below or mention them at our next 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.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ St. Johns / North Portland

    Two Stroke Coffee Co.

    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 9 on 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: 9:00 - SESSION 1: quick intros. 9:15 - timer starts: write for 1 hour. 10:15 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. Two Stroke Coffee Co. closes at 6pm. OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 10:15. 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 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 Two Stroke Coffee Co.! 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. There are a limited number of outlets; if you write on a laptop, please charge it up beforehand. Other Important Details: Two Stroke Coffee Co. has WiFi. TRAVEL / PARKING: TriMet lines 4, 44, 75 all stop just outside. (Lines 11 and 16 also run nearby, but do not have service on Sundays!) Parking is free, easy and plentiful on N. Lombard and nearby streets. SEATING INFORMATION: We'll sit at tables upstairs. GUIDELINES: Two Stroke has awesome drinks and pastries. Please thank our hosts by purchasing something.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ Montavilla

    Gregory Heights Library

    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.