Shut Up & Write!™ Hollywood

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Nectar Cafe

1925 Ne 42nd Ave Ste E · Portland

How to find us

I will have the "Shut Up & Write!" sign on table.

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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.


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!