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!™ [DOWNTOWN TUCSON]

Exo Roast Co

Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it can be helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you on Tuesdays at 2! Whether it's 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: 2:00 - Get settled and do quick intros (optional). 2:15 - Timer starts: write for 1 hour (quiet time at our table). 3:15 - We did it! Feel free to chat (with people who also want to chat), take off, or keep writing. Exo closes at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. ABOUT THE SOCIAL BIT: Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers can be really helpful. That said, if you want to keep to yourself, pop your headphones in and skip the round-table, that's totally cool. BEING LATE IS OKAY! Just show up and get settled, and 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. WHAT TO BRING: Whatever you need to be able to write! If you're bringing a laptop, make sure it's charged. Bring headphones if you want to block noise from other patrons who aren't there to shut up and write! LOGISTICS: Exo has WiFi, street parking, and plenty of seating. PLEASE RSVP so we can reserve enough space! If your plans change and you need to cancel, just be sure you mark yourself as not attending. We'll have a table reserved in the back room/bar. Look for the Shut Up & Write! sign on the table. Outside food and drink is not allowed. Exo has delicious coffee, drinks and snacks. Please thank them by purchasing something! Happy writing and I look forward to seeing you at Exo on Tuesday!

Shut Up & Write!™ Campbell/Grant

Cartel Coffee Lab

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 6 pm on Tuesday 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. SCHEDULE: 6:00 - quick intros/greetings. 6:15 - timer starts: write for 1 hour. 7:15 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. Cartel Coffee Lab closes at 10pm. OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 7 pm. 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 Cartel Coffee Lab! 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. You may want to come with your laptop pre-charged! Plugs aren't always available! Other Important Details: Cartel Coffee Lab does have WiFi. You can get this information when you get there. TRAVEL / PARKING: There is parking on site. It is also very close to the Campbell Av/Copper bus stop GUIDELINES: Cartel Coffee Lab serves tea, coffee, pastries, and beer. Please thank our hosts by purchasing something.

Shut Up & Write!™ Oro Valley, AZ

Panera Bread

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 9:30 on Wednesday 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: 9:30 quick intros. 9:45 timer starts, write for 1 hour. 10:45 tell us what you wrote (if you want to). 11:00 take off, keep writing or socialize. Panera Bread closes at 21:00. 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 Panera Bread! What Should I Bring? Whatever you need to be able to write! If you're using a laptop or tablet, make sure it's charged. Panera Breaddoes have Wifi. Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block the cafe’s overhead music or the occasional conversation by other patrons.

Shut Up & Write!™ [DOWNTOWN TUCSON]

Exo Roast Co

Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it can be helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you on Tuesdays at 2! Whether it's 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: 2:00 - Get settled and do quick intros (optional). 2:15 - Timer starts: write for 1 hour (quiet time at our table). 3:15 - We did it! Feel free to chat (with people who also want to chat), take off, or keep writing. Exo closes at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. ABOUT THE SOCIAL BIT: Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers can be really helpful. That said, if you want to keep to yourself, pop your headphones in and skip the round-table, that's totally cool. BEING LATE IS OKAY! Just show up and get settled, and 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. WHAT TO BRING: Whatever you need to be able to write! If you're bringing a laptop, make sure it's charged. Bring headphones if you want to block noise from other patrons who aren't there to shut up and write! LOGISTICS: Exo has WiFi, street parking, and plenty of seating. PLEASE RSVP so we can reserve enough space! If your plans change and you need to cancel, just be sure you mark yourself as not attending. We'll have a table reserved in the back room/bar. Look for the Shut Up & Write! sign on the table. Outside food and drink is not allowed. Exo has delicious coffee, drinks and snacks. Please thank them by purchasing something! Happy writing and I look forward to seeing you at Exo on Tuesday!

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Shut Up & Write!™ Oro Valley, AZ

Panera Bread

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