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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, a period of focused writing, and a final check-in to share our 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.

Upcoming events (4+)

Shut Up & Write!® Everett

The Milk House 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 am 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 - Quick introductions
9:10 - Timer starts: write for 1 hour
10:10 - The End: chat, take off, or keep writing

OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 10:15 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 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 Milk House Coffee Co.! We meet in the Quart Room in the back.

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 plenty of outlets for charging. We can sit at separate tables if you are more comfortable. There are several small tables and two long tables.

Other Important Details:
Milk House Coffee Co. has WiFi.
TRAVEL / PARKING: There is plenty of parking. They have a lot that has several spaces.
SEATING INFORMATION: Please sit where comfortable. We can speak briefly and work at our own tables, but I am happy to sit with you.
GUIDELINES: They serve espresso drinks and have some delicious bagels ferried over from Whidbey Island, along with some other pastries. Please thank our hosts by purchasing something.

Shut Up & Write!® Everett

The Milk House 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 am 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 - Quick introductions
9:10 - Timer starts: write for 1 hour
10:10 - The End: chat, take off, or keep writing

OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 10:15 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 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 Milk House Coffee Co.! We meet in the Quart Room in the back.

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 plenty of outlets for charging. We can sit at separate tables if you are more comfortable. There are several small tables and two long tables.

Other Important Details:
Milk House Coffee Co. has WiFi.
TRAVEL / PARKING: There is plenty of parking. They have a lot that has several spaces.
SEATING INFORMATION: Please sit where comfortable. We can speak briefly and work at our own tables, but I am happy to sit with you.
GUIDELINES: They serve espresso drinks and have some delicious bagels ferried over from Whidbey Island, along with some other pastries. Please thank our hosts by purchasing something.

Shut Up & Write!® Everett

The Milk House 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 am 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 - Quick introductions
9:10 - Timer starts: write for 1 hour
10:10 - The End: chat, take off, or keep writing

OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 10:15 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 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 Milk House Coffee Co.! We meet in the Quart Room in the back.

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 plenty of outlets for charging. We can sit at separate tables if you are more comfortable. There are several small tables and two long tables.

Other Important Details:
Milk House Coffee Co. has WiFi.
TRAVEL / PARKING: There is plenty of parking. They have a lot that has several spaces.
SEATING INFORMATION: Please sit where comfortable. We can speak briefly and work at our own tables, but I am happy to sit with you.
GUIDELINES: They serve espresso drinks and have some delicious bagels ferried over from Whidbey Island, along with some other pastries. Please thank our hosts by purchasing something.

Shut Up & Write!® Everett

The Milk House 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 am 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 - Quick introductions
9:10 - Timer starts: write for 1 hour
10:10 - The End: chat, take off, or keep writing

OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 10:15 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 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 Milk House Coffee Co.! We meet in the Quart Room in the back.

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 plenty of outlets for charging. We can sit at separate tables if you are more comfortable. There are several small tables and two long tables.

Other Important Details:
Milk House Coffee Co. has WiFi.
TRAVEL / PARKING: There is plenty of parking. They have a lot that has several spaces.
SEATING INFORMATION: Please sit where comfortable. We can speak briefly and work at our own tables, but I am happy to sit with you.
GUIDELINES: They serve espresso drinks and have some delicious bagels ferried over from Whidbey Island, along with some other pastries. Please thank our hosts by purchasing something.

Past events (345)

Shut Up & Write!® Everett

The Milk House Coffee Co.