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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!™ Campbell/Grant [Online]

Online event

Staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Join us for an hour of writing from the comfort of your own home. 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. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done. And don’t worry, no one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice. SCHEDULE: 6:00 - quick intros/greetings. 6:15 - timer starts: write for 1 hour. 7:15 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 7 pm. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing. Here is a link to join our online meeting on Zoom: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/969283817 WHAT DO I NEED? A computer with working camera and microphone, a good internet connection, and optionally, headphones. OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS: Technical difficulties are part and parcel of getting together online. If you’ve never used your computer for an online meeting, take a few minutes before we meet to familiarize yourself with how to use Zoom by reviewing the below tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VebiA5pGq0 If you run into technical issues, remember that this is the time you’ve carved out for yourself and your writing. Whether or not you were able to join our online meet-up, go ahead and get your writing started, then leave a comment below to let us know how it went for you.

Shut Up & Write!™ Oro Valley, AZ

Panera Bread

Until further notice, join us in spirit. We're committed to keep writing at home. Or check out the shut up and write virtual chapter here: https://challenges.shutupwrite.com/c/virtual-chapter 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. Panera Bread does not take reservations. But there is always plenty of room. So, we currently do not need RSVP's. If the muse kisses you last minute, just drop in. If you must be late, get settled, then check-in with me after the session. I’ll be the person with the Shut Up & Write! sign. 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!™ Campbell/Grant [Online]

Online event

Staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Join us for an hour of writing from the comfort of your own home. 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. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done. And don’t worry, no one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice. SCHEDULE: 6:00 - quick intros/greetings. 6:15 - timer starts: write for 1 hour. 7:15 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 7 pm. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing. Here is a link to join our online meeting on Zoom: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/969283817 WHAT DO I NEED? A computer with working camera and microphone, a good internet connection, and optionally, headphones. OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS: Technical difficulties are part and parcel of getting together online. If you’ve never used your computer for an online meeting, take a few minutes before we meet to familiarize yourself with how to use Zoom by reviewing the below tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VebiA5pGq0 If you run into technical issues, remember that this is the time you’ve carved out for yourself and your writing. Whether or not you were able to join our online meet-up, go ahead and get your writing started, then leave a comment below to let us know how it went for you.

Shut Up & Write!™ Oro Valley, AZ

Panera Bread

Until further notice, join us in spirit. We're committed to keep writing at home. Or check out the shut up and write virtual chapter here: https://challenges.shutupwrite.com/c/virtual-chapter 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. Panera Bread does not take reservations. But there is always plenty of room. So, we currently do not need RSVP's. If the muse kisses you last minute, just drop in. If you must be late, get settled, then check-in with me after the session. I’ll be the person with the Shut Up & Write! sign. 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.

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