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Shut Up & Write!™ NEWMARKET
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 7:00pm on Wednesday evenings. 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! 7:00pm - intro: quick introductions with organiser and attendees. 7:15pm - timer starts: write for 1 hour. 8:15 pm - the end! feel free to chat / take off / keep writing. Second Cup Cafe closes at 10:00pm. SEATING: Second Cup Cafe has lots of available seating whether it be tables, booths or bar. If need be we can push a few tables together. GUIDELINES: Please make sure to support our hosts by purchasing a coffee, latte, snack, whatever you like! • Second Cup Cafe does have WiFi, but occasionally it can be spotty. • Please come with laptops pre-charged as the number of available outlets isn't always guarenteed. • Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block the cafe’s overhead music or the occasional conversation by other patrons. TRAVEL / PARKING: There is plenty of available parking out front of the Cafe, as well as adjoining parking lots. If travelling by YTC: Heading North from Toronto - Line 1 to Newmarket Terminal Transfer to Bus 98 Greenlane Heading South from Barrie - Bus 98 Greenlane OPTIONAL SOCIALISING happens at 12:30pm. 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 Second Cup Cafe!

Second Cup Newmarket

18040 Yonge Street · Newmarket, on

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: Or get in touch:

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.

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