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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 (4+)

Online Shut Up and Write with Donna

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Shut Up & Write! Auburn

Baked & Brewed Café

The Tuesday Auburn Shut Up & Write! group is back! We are once again meeting at Baked and Brewed in Auburn. After the introductions at 10:00, you may use your time to write indoors or outdoors, whichever makes you feel more comfortable. We are a wonderful group of writers, and encourage newcomers to attend our meetings.

Shut Up and Write! Sacramento Online Session!

Online event

For the time being, as we are quarantined, we will hold sessions using the Zoom and Discord apps. For intros, Zoom is necessary, but if you need an alternate tech channel (such as having issues connecting to Zoom), feel free to download the Discord app and join the Shut Up and Write discord (kinda like a chat room).

Zoom: https://zoom.us

Discord: https://discordapp.com

Once you've downloaded the apps, it's time to find us!

The Zoom meeting ID for this session is:[masked]

Zoom Password:[masked]

And the Discord room is: https://discord.gg/Pwu8DHe

So here's the schedule:

6:00 - 6:20 Socialize, meet, hang out, figure out how to use Zoom

6:20 - 6:30 Introductions

6:30 - 7:30 Shut Up and Write!

7:30 Come back into Zoom room and check in to see how we did!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me by sending me a message here, or on the Discord chat!

Shut Up & Write!™ Carmichael AND Online

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Wednesday Morning Shut up & Write is Back and Hybrid!


  1. If you would like to join us in person for some awesome Gourmet Coffee/Teas and world-class European and American Bakery items, please join us at 5150 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael. This is across Fair Oaks Blvd from the Raley's at 5 Corners located in the center of the strip mall with the UPS Store at one end. We welcome in-person attendance for folks who are comfortable with the environment. It is a small indoor- only shop and we want everyone to remain healthy. We recommend headphones so you are not bothered by the Zoom delay when we are conversing on line and if the sound of the coffee grinder, background music or other customers are distracting to your writing.

  2. Attend on-line through the zoom link below:

Shut Up & Write! Carmichael Weds. AM Meetup

CURRENT Join Zoom Meeting:


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As a security precaution you need to be admitted to the meeting by the host. If you are not on the RSVP "Yes" list for this meeting you may not be admitted. We apologize for any inconvenience, but a few immature types try to ruin it for the rest of us by crashing Zoom meetings to be disruptive.

  1. We start with a video meeting at the beginning so everyone has an opportunity to introduce themselves and talk about what they plan to work on for the hour. We have a second video meeting at the end of that hour to check-in and stick around to chat a bit if you like. This is all free and FUN!

Please Note If you select to allow the Meet Up app to add this meeting to your calendar, it will put the Meet Up link in twice, but not the ZOOM link. If you simply copy the ZOOM link (above or to the side) and replace one of the two Meetup links in your calendar item for this meeting you can join both the beginning and ending meetings right from your calendar, using the same link. Of course if you make it a recurring calendar event you will have it every week. If we are ever compelled to change the ZOOM meeting number or password we will announce it prominently on this meeting listing.

And If you are ready for REAL Human contact. . .

Join us every Wednesday morning for Gourmet Coffee, Tea, Fine European Pastries and best of all a relatively quiet and comfortable writing environment with plenty of power plugs, USB ports, free WiFi and a friendly and supportive group of people.

You will see progress in your writing by spending the minimum of a single hour per week just writing. We encourage you to make this your focused writing time. Let nothing interrupt or distract you.

If you're spending too much time THINKING about writing, come and join us for a session of focused writing. No one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice.

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In-Person Shut Up and Write! at Pivot Coffee

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