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 FormatIt 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! Online

Online event

Bring your writing project and let's quietly write together for a couple hours! We'll chat a little before and after, but our focus is getting some writing done :) Make sure to bring your own project as everyone works on their own writing. You can work on any kind of creative writing: novels, short stories, poetry, stageplays, screenplays, creative non-fiction, etc. Writers of all languages, levels, and genres are welcome! Though we talk about writing, and occasionally other topics as well, we don't share our work or offer critique in this group. We communicate in English during the meeting, but you can write in the language of your choice. We use Zoom to meet. Make sure to install the plugin/app on your device: https://zoom.us Join the meeting from a quiet space where you will not be disturbed by noise, phone calls, colleagues, etc. Use a headset, earbuds or microphone that doesn’t pick up noise from the room. If there’s many people in meeting, mute yourself when you’re not speaking. (We all mute ourselves when writing.)

Shut Up & Write! Online

Online event

Bring your writing project and let's quietly write together for a couple hours! We'll chat a little before and after, but our focus is getting some writing done :) Make sure to bring your own project as everyone works on their own writing. You can work on any kind of creative writing: novels, short stories, poetry, stageplays, screenplays, creative non-fiction, etc. Writers of all languages, levels, and genres are welcome! Though we talk about writing, and occasionally other topics as well, we don't share our work or offer critique in this group. We communicate in English during the meeting, but you can write in the language of your choice. We use Zoom to meet. Make sure to install the plugin/app on your device: https://zoom.us Join the meeting from a quiet space where you will not be disturbed by noise, phone calls, colleagues, etc. Use a headset, earbuds or microphone that doesn’t pick up noise from the room. If there’s many people in meeting, mute yourself when you’re not speaking. (We all mute ourselves when writing.)

Shut Up & Write! Online

Online event

Bring your writing project and let's quietly write together for a couple hours! We'll chat a little before and after, but our focus is getting some writing done :) Make sure to bring your own project as everyone works on their own writing. You can work on any kind of creative writing: novels, short stories, poetry, stageplays, screenplays, creative non-fiction, etc. Writers of all languages, levels, and genres are welcome! Though we talk about writing, and occasionally other topics as well, we don't share our work or offer critique in this group. We communicate in English during the meeting, but you can write in the language of your choice. We use Zoom to meet. Make sure to install the plugin/app on your device: https://zoom.us Join the meeting from a quiet space where you will not be disturbed by noise, phone calls, colleagues, etc. Use a headset, earbuds or microphone that doesn’t pick up noise from the room. If there’s many people in meeting, mute yourself when you’re not speaking. (We all mute ourselves when writing.)

Shut Up & Write! Online

Online event

Bring your writing project and let's quietly write together for a couple hours! We'll chat a little before and after, but our focus is getting some writing done :) Make sure to bring your own project as everyone works on their own writing. You can work on any kind of creative writing: novels, short stories, poetry, stageplays, screenplays, creative non-fiction, etc. Writers of all languages, levels, and genres are welcome! Though we talk about writing, and occasionally other topics as well, we don't share our work or offer critique in this group. We communicate in English during the meeting, but you can write in the language of your choice. We use Zoom to meet. Make sure to install the plugin/app on your device: https://zoom.us Join the meeting from a quiet space where you will not be disturbed by noise, phone calls, colleagues, etc. Use a headset, earbuds or microphone that doesn’t pick up noise from the room. If there’s many people in meeting, mute yourself when you’re not speaking. (We all mute ourselves when writing.)

Past events (170)

Shut Up & Write! Online

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