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For more virtual events, join our Online Events Meetup here: https://www.meetup.com/shutupandwriteonlineevents/

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 (5)

Shut Up & Write!™ Snohomish VIRTUAL

Online event

Virtual Shut Up and Write Snohomish Practice Social Distancing AND connect with other writers. When you sign up, I will message you the meeting link and password. Please be sure your settings allow me to send you a message. If you do not receive the link, your settings need to be update to allow anyone to send you a message. 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 9:00 am on Saturday 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 am - Quick introductions and check in on Zoom 9:15 am - Timer starts: write for 1 hour. 10:15 am - Check in and Goodbyes

Online Event: Shut Up & Write on Google Meet

Online event

Staying at home to do your civic duty during the COVID-19 pandemic? Join us for an hour of writing from the comfort of your own home. We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with others, even if we’re all just hanging out online together. See if it’s true for you at nine 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. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done. And don’t worry, no one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice. SCHEDULE: 9:00 - Quick introductions 9:15 - Timer starts: write for 1 hour 10:15 - The End: chat, take off, or keep writing WHAT DO I NEED? A computer with working camera and microphone, a good internet connection, and optionally, headphones. OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS: Technical difficulties are part and parcel of getting together online. If you run into technical issues, remember that this is the time you’ve carved out for yourself and your writing. Whether or not you were able to join our online meet-up, go ahead and get your writing started, then leave a comment below to let us know how it went for you.

Shut Up & Write!™ Marysville, WA

The Creamery Co. Coffee House, In-House Bakery, & Frozen Yogurt Shoppe

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 10:00 am on Tuesday 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: 10:00 - SESSION 1: quick intros. 10:15 - timer starts: write for 1 hour. 11:15 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 11:30. 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 The Creamery! 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. [OPTIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT NUMBER OF PLUGS FOR LAPTOPS - DO PEOPLE NEED TO COME WITH THEIR LAPTOPS PRECHARGED?] Other Important Details: [NAME OF CAFE] [HAS/DOES NOT HAVE] WiFi. [OPTIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE WIFI NAME AND PASSWORD]. TRAVEL / PARKING: [PLEASE INCLUDE DETAILS] SEATING INFORMATION: [ONLY IF NEEDED] GUIDELINES: [DETAILS ABOUT FOOD/DRINKS]. Please thank our hosts by purchasing something.

Shut Up & Write!™ Snohomish VIRTUAL

Online event

Virtual Shut Up and Write Snohomish Practice Social Distancing AND connect with other writers. When you sign up, I will message you the meeting link and password. Please be sure your settings allow me to send you a message. If you do not receive the link, your settings need to be update to allow anyone to send you a message. 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 9:00 am on Saturday 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 am - Quick introductions and check in on Zoom 9:15 am - Timer starts: write for 1 hour. 10:15 am - Check in and Goodbyes

Past events (188)

Shut Up & Write!™ Marysville, WA

The Creamery Co. Coffee House, In-House Bakery, & Frozen Yogurt Shoppe

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