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!™ Penngrove (REMOTE: ZOOM)

Online event

During "Shelter in Place," join us for an hour of writing remotely via Zoom. We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers: even on-screen. See if it’s true for you at 9:30 AM Tuesday! (And check out several other Zoom offerings under Shut Up & Write!® Wine Country.) Once you RSVP, follow the link to automatically download Zoom via your (Chrome) browser. Due to limited space, if you will not participate please cancel your registration to leave the space open for someone else. PLEASE NOTE: Due to Zoombombing ("trolls" using inappropriate and/or hate images and threatening language) and Zoom's increased security measures, the URL will only be visible after you RSVP (closed at 9AM). You can use a computer or any mobile device. Just be sure to have enough battery life or plug it in, as Zoom takes some power. While we're writing we will silence our microphones but we can see each other. (I've upgraded as a Zoom host so it allows for unlimited attendees/minutes.) Please arrive 10–15 minutes early for introductions. SCHEDULE: 9:15 - quick intros 9:30 - timer starts: write for 1 hour 10:30 - timer ends 10:45 - meeting closes

Shut Up & Write!™ Santa Rosa REMOTE ZOOM TUESDAYS

Join us virtually for an hour + of writing using Zoom. Let's keep together as much as we can during these uncertain times and keep on writing. Look for the schedule online and join us. We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 3pm on TUESDAY afternoons. 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. JOIN US! 1. RSVP - space is limited to 8 people (registration closes at one half hour before the event starts). You will receive the link to access the event at that time. 2. Before or at 3pm join the meeting with the link you receive. Please note: 1. If you don't have Zoom set up on your computer yet, leave 15-30 minutes ahead of time to get it set up! 2. If you have difficulty with audio (don't have a microphone set up), as long as you have a speaker, you can call in (you'll see phone numbers when you log in). 3. If you are late, you won't be able to intro with us, but you are still welcome to join in. 4. If you signed up but won't be able to join, please cancel so that someone else can use the space! SCHEDULE: 3:00 - quick intros. around 3:10 - timer starts: write for 70 mins. 4:20 - (the end) wrap up Wherever you are, we hope to see you online! Keep on writing...

Shut Up & Write!™ Santa Rosa REMOTE ZOOM FRIDAY

Join us virtually for an hour + of writing using Zoom. Let's keep together as much as we can during these uncertain times and keep on writing. Look for the schedule online and join us. We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 3pm on Friday afternoon. 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. JOIN US! 1. RSVP - space is limited to 8 people. (registration closes at one half hour before the event starts). You will receive the link to access the event at that time. 2. Before or at 3pm join the meeting with the link you receive. Please note: 1. If you don't have Zoom set up on your computer yet, leave 15-30 minutes ahead of time to get it set up! 2. If you have difficulty with audio (don't have a microphone set up), as long as you have a speaker, you can call in (you'll see phone numbers when you log in). 3. If you are late, you won't be able to intro with us, but you are still welcome to join in. 4. If you won't be able to make it, please cancel so that the space is available to another writer. SCHEDULE: 3:00 - quick intros. around 3:10 - timer starts: write for 70 mins. 4:20 - (the end) wrap up Wherever you are, we hope to see you online! Keep on writing...

Shut Up & Write!™ Santa Rosa REMOTE ZOOM TUESDAY

Join us virtually for an hour + of writing using Zoom. Let's keep together as much as we can during these uncertain times and keep on writing. Look for the schedule online and join us. We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 3pm on TUESDAY afternoons. 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. JOIN US 1. RSVP - space is limited to 8 people (registration closes at one half hour before the event starts). You will receive the link to access the event at that time. 2. Before or at 3pm join the meeting with the link you receive. Please note: 1. If you don't have Zoom set up on your computer yet, leave 15-30 minutes ahead of time to get it set up! 2. If you have difficulty with audio (don't have a microphone set up), as long as you have a speaker, you can call in (you'll see phone numbers when you log in). 3. If you are late, you won't be able to intro with us, but you are still welcome to join in. 4. If you signed up but won't be able to join, please cancel so that someone else can use the space! SCHEDULE: 3:00 - quick intros. around 3:10 - timer starts: write for 70 mins. 4:20 - (the end) wrap up Wherever you are, we hope to see you online! Keep on writing...

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Shut Up & Write!™ Santa Rosa REMOTE ZOOM

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