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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!™ Santa Rosa REMOTE ZOOM

Online event

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 4:15pm on MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY 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 12 people (registration closes at one half hour before the event starts). You will receive the link to access the event at that time.
2. You'll get a Zoom link to sign up.

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:
4:15 - quick intros.
around 4:25 - timer starts: write for 70 mins.
5:35 - wrap up
5:45 - finished!

Wherever you are, we hope to see you online! Keep on writing...

Shut Up & Write!™ Santa Rosa REMOTE ZOOM FRIDAY

Online event

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...
Regards,
Cathy Balach
Lorraine Segal

Shut Up & Write!™ Santa Rosa REMOTE ZOOM

Online event

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 4:15pm on MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY 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 12 people (registration closes at one half hour before the event starts). You will receive the link to access the event at that time.
2. You'll get a Zoom link to sign up.

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:
4:15 - quick intros.
around 4:25 - timer starts: write for 70 mins.
5:35 - wrap up
5:45 - finished!

Wherever you are, we hope to see you online! Keep on writing...

Shut Up & Write® Penngrove REMOTE ZOOM TUESDAY

Online event

Welcome. We used to meet at a local cafe and now we Zoom together. You don't have to be local to join us. Just RSVP to get the link and you're in.

9:15am Pacific Time: The room opens. We introduce ourselves, maybe say a bit about what we're working on.

9:30-10:30: We write. Everyone's muted but most of us keep our video on.

10:30: A bit of chat. Sometimes people will share how it went or read a bit, but that's all optional.

The only requirement is that you join us in working on something. It can be a novel, a book, a poem, a song, a short story, an essay. Or it can be a letter, a proposal, computer code, or homework.

We're not a critique group. You don't need to say anything but hello and what you'd like us to call you. It's all about carving out time to write.

Our zoom link is visible only to people who RSVP. It's the same every week and is currently on a free Zoom account. After 40 mins it will shut down. Just click on the link again and we'll start a new session.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have any trouble getting in, please contact me (cyndi at norwitz dot net). (Updated 1/5/21)

Hope to see you!

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Shut Up & Write® Penngrove REMOTE ZOOM TUESDAY

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