What we're about

We’re looking for hosts to start more in-person events! Go to https://shutupwrite.com/organizers to sign up.

For online events, check out our Online Events Meetup at https://www.meetup.com/shutupandwriteonlineevents.

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, an hour of focused writing, and a final check-in to share the hour's 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, or email us at questions@shutupwrite.com. To learn more about our events, check out our Getting Started Guide at https://shutupwrite.com/getting-started-guide.

Upcoming events (4+)

Writers meetup: Shut Up & Write!

Yorkville Village

Hello!

Join us for an hour or quiet writing, followed by an hour of (optional) socializing!

This meetup is for everyone regardless of background, whether you’re just starting, have years of experience behind you, or are just finding somewhere to kickstart that class paper. Anyone interested is welcome to attend! :)

About the location:

  • We meet downstairs in the food court at Yorkville Village shopping center. (Near Avenue Road and Bloor.)
  • We usually sit near the Avenue Road entrance/exit. It gets chilly, so you might want to bring a sweater.
  • The food court is at the southern end of the mall, whereas Whole Foods is at the northern end.

(Online) Shut Up & Write with Carey

Online event

Let's block an hour in our calendars and get started on the writing you want to finish soon.

I'll try different time slots to gauge interest. I hope this time works for you.

SCHEDULE:

FIVE MINUTES EARLY SETUP: Enter the meeting location's url into your browser and enter your name before joining the meeting. At the moment, no password has been set. Adjust the camera angle and sound in/out. If you sign in on multiple devices, make sure you only connect sound to ONE of them. By clicking the 3 dots for "more actions" at the bottom of the screen to select the screen background if you like.

FIRST 10 MINUTES INTRO: We will go around and introduce ourselves briefly, as well as our writing goals for the session.

50 MIN. WRITING: Turn off your microphones and spend 50 minutes writing. For silent communication, use the Chat message box.

WRAP UP: Option to stay for a few minutes after to summarize and say goodbyes.

Cheers
Carey

Writers meetup: Shut Up & Write!

Yorkville Village

Hello!

Join us for an hour or quiet writing, followed by an hour of (optional) socializing!

This meetup is for everyone regardless of background, whether you’re just starting, have years of experience behind you, or are just finding somewhere to kickstart that class paper. Anyone interested is welcome to attend! :)

About the location:

  • We meet downstairs in the food court at Yorkville Village shopping center. (Near Avenue Road and Bloor.)
  • We usually sit near the Avenue Road entrance/exit. It gets chilly, so you might want to bring a sweater.
  • The food court is at the southern end of the mall, whereas Whole Foods is at the northern end.

Writers meetup: Shut Up & Write!

Yorkville Village

Hello!

Join us for an hour or quiet writing, followed by an hour of (optional) socializing!

This meetup is for everyone regardless of background, whether you’re just starting, have years of experience behind you, or are just finding somewhere to kickstart that class paper. Anyone interested is welcome to attend! :)

About the location:

  • We meet downstairs in the food court at Yorkville Village shopping center. (Near Avenue Road and Bloor.)
  • We usually sit near the Avenue Road entrance/exit. It gets chilly, so you might want to bring a sweater.
  • The food court is at the southern end of the mall, whereas Whole Foods is at the northern end.

Past events (316)

(Online) Shut Up & Write with Carey

This event has passed

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