What we're about

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!™ Powell River

Tea & Talk Bookstore

Join us for some solid writing time every Sunday in Powell River! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 1pm-5pm EVERY Sunday at Tea & Talk Bookstore. 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: 1:00pm - quick intros. 1:15pm - 3 "pomodoros" or 25 minute writing sessions with 5 minute breaks in between to chat / take off / keep writing 2:35pm - 20 minute social break with snacks and tea 3pm - 3 more 25 minute writing sessions with 5 minute breaks 5pm - Finish Bring a potluck snack to share if you can. Nothing fancy, just what you have extra in your fridge or cupboard. 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'm always on the bench by the window). 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 Tea & Talk Bookstore Sunday from 1pm-5pm! What Should I Bring? Whatever you need to be able to write! Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block sound. Potluck snack to share. We have two large tables with plugs, WIFI, and tea and coffee for purchase at $2.50 a cup.

Shut Up & Write!™ Powell River

Tea & Talk Bookstore

Join us for some solid writing time every Sunday in Powell River! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 1pm-5pm EVERY Sunday at Tea & Talk Bookstore. 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: 1:00pm - quick intros. 1:15pm - 3 "pomodoros" or 25 minute writing sessions with 5 minute breaks in between to chat / take off / keep writing 2:35pm - 20 minute social break with snacks and tea 3pm - 3 more 25 minute writing sessions with 5 minute breaks 5pm - Finish Bring a potluck snack to share if you can. Nothing fancy, just what you have extra in your fridge or cupboard. 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'm always on the bench by the window). 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 Tea & Talk Bookstore Sunday from 1pm-5pm! What Should I Bring? Whatever you need to be able to write! Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block sound. Potluck snack to share. We have two large tables with plugs, WIFI, and tea and coffee for purchase at $2.50 a cup.

Shut Up & Write!™ Powell River

Tea & Talk Bookstore

Join us for some solid writing time every Sunday in Powell River! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 1pm-5pm EVERY Sunday at Tea & Talk Bookstore. 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: 1:00pm - quick intros. 1:15pm - 3 "pomodoros" or 25 minute writing sessions with 5 minute breaks in between to chat / take off / keep writing 2:35pm - 20 minute social break with snacks and tea 3pm - 3 more 25 minute writing sessions with 5 minute breaks 5pm - Finish Bring a potluck snack to share if you can. Nothing fancy, just what you have extra in your fridge or cupboard. 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'm always on the bench by the window). 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 Tea & Talk Bookstore Sunday from 1pm-5pm! What Should I Bring? Whatever you need to be able to write! Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block sound. Potluck snack to share. We have two large tables with plugs, WIFI, and tea and coffee for purchase at $2.50 a cup.

Shut Up & Write!™ Powell River

Tea & Talk Bookstore

Join us for some solid writing time every Sunday in Powell River! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 1pm-5pm EVERY Sunday at Tea & Talk Bookstore. 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: 1:00pm - quick intros. 1:15pm - 3 "pomodoros" or 25 minute writing sessions with 5 minute breaks in between to chat / take off / keep writing 2:35pm - 20 minute social break with snacks and tea 3pm - 3 more 25 minute writing sessions with 5 minute breaks 5pm - Finish Bring a potluck snack to share if you can. Nothing fancy, just what you have extra in your fridge or cupboard. 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'm always on the bench by the window). 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 Tea & Talk Bookstore Sunday from 1pm-5pm! What Should I Bring? Whatever you need to be able to write! Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block sound. Potluck snack to share. We have two large tables with plugs, WIFI, and tea and coffee for purchase at $2.50 a cup.

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