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For more virtual events, join our Online Events Meetup here: https://www.meetup.com/shutupandwriteonlineevents/

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 (4+)

ShutUp & Write Worcester - Monday evenings

Online event

We welcome writers and aspiring writers from the Worcester area and everywhere else!

Our Monday MeetUps are 2 hours!
*It's a come and go format to accommodate more people's schedules.
*Intermission at 7:30pm to say hello to members joining for 2nd half
*Join for the whole session, the second hour, or jump in when you can.

>> Check out the new format that's described under "Agenda" below.

>> Agenda:

* Zoom sessions start 10-15 minutes before the meeting start time (6:30pm ET) so people can join and get any technical issues like webcams and mics sorted out. Also just to chat. We love to chat.

* Start time at 6:30pm ET: Introductions, catch-up, writing news.
-We'll each take a minute to introduce ourselves and/or chat about writing and related topics.
- Name (and city/town if you'd like to share it)
- Your current writing project(s)

* ShutUp & Write! for about 45-55 minutes to 7:30pm ET
-Turn off webcams, audio!
-I'll have a timer displayed as a screen share.

* Intermission at 7:30pm ET
-Turn video and audio back on.
-Check-in and welcome writers joining the second half.

* ShutUp & Write! for about 45-55 minutes to about 8:25pm
-Turn off webcams, audio!
-I'll have a timer displayed as a screen share.

* Wrap-up at 8:30pm ET
Last 5 minutes before meeting end time: Wrap up and quick discussion about meeting days, etc.

* Extra chat time: 10-15 minutes after meeting time: Hang around and chat if you'd like.

Feel free to message me on MeetUp with questions.

Look forward to meeting you all!

Lisa

ShutUp & Write Worcester - Monday evenings

Online event

We welcome writers and aspiring writers from the Worcester area and everywhere else!

Our Monday MeetUps are 2 hours!
*It's a come and go format to accommodate more people's schedules.
*Intermission at 7:30pm to say hello to members joining for 2nd half
*Join for the whole session, the second hour, or jump in when you can.

>> Check out the new format that's described under "Agenda" below.

>> Agenda:

* Zoom sessions start 10-15 minutes before the meeting start time (6:30pm ET) so people can join and get any technical issues like webcams and mics sorted out. Also just to chat. We love to chat.

* Start time at 6:30pm ET: Introductions, catch-up, writing news.
-We'll each take a minute to introduce ourselves and/or chat about writing and related topics.
- Name (and city/town if you'd like to share it)
- Your current writing project(s)

* ShutUp & Write! for about 45-55 minutes to 7:30pm ET
-Turn off webcams, audio!
-I'll have a timer displayed as a screen share.

* Intermission at 7:30pm ET
-Turn video and audio back on.
-Check-in and welcome writers joining the second half.

* ShutUp & Write! for about 45-55 minutes to about 8:25pm
-Turn off webcams, audio!
-I'll have a timer displayed as a screen share.

* Wrap-up at 8:30pm ET
Last 5 minutes before meeting end time: Wrap up and quick discussion about meeting days, etc.

* Extra chat time: 10-15 minutes after meeting time: Hang around and chat if you'd like.

Feel free to message me on MeetUp with questions.

Look forward to meeting you all!

Lisa

ShutUp & Write Worcester - Monday evenings

Online event

We welcome writers and aspiring writers from the Worcester area and everywhere else!

Our Monday MeetUps are 2 hours!
*It's a come and go format to accommodate more people's schedules.
*Intermission at 7:30pm to say hello to members joining for 2nd half
*Join for the whole session, the second hour, or jump in when you can.

>> Check out the new format that's described under "Agenda" below.

>> Agenda:

* Zoom sessions start 10-15 minutes before the meeting start time (6:30pm ET) so people can join and get any technical issues like webcams and mics sorted out. Also just to chat. We love to chat.

* Start time at 6:30pm ET: Introductions, catch-up, writing news.
-We'll each take a minute to introduce ourselves and/or chat about writing and related topics.
- Name (and city/town if you'd like to share it)
- Your current writing project(s)

* ShutUp & Write! for about 45-55 minutes to 7:30pm ET
-Turn off webcams, audio!
-I'll have a timer displayed as a screen share.

* Intermission at 7:30pm ET
-Turn video and audio back on.
-Check-in and welcome writers joining the second half.

* ShutUp & Write! for about 45-55 minutes to about 8:25pm
-Turn off webcams, audio!
-I'll have a timer displayed as a screen share.

* Wrap-up at 8:30pm ET
Last 5 minutes before meeting end time: Wrap up and quick discussion about meeting days, etc.

* Extra chat time: 10-15 minutes after meeting time: Hang around and chat if you'd like.

Feel free to message me on MeetUp with questions.

Look forward to meeting you all!

Lisa

ShutUp & Write Worcester - Monday evenings

Online event

We welcome writers and aspiring writers from the Worcester area and everywhere else!

Our Monday MeetUps are 2 hours!
*It's a come and go format to accommodate more people's schedules.
*Intermission at 7:30pm to say hello to members joining for 2nd half
*Join for the whole session, the second hour, or jump in when you can.

>> Check out the new format that's described under "Agenda" below.

>> Agenda:

* Zoom sessions start 10-15 minutes before the meeting start time (6:30pm ET) so people can join and get any technical issues like webcams and mics sorted out. Also just to chat. We love to chat.

* Start time at 6:30pm ET: Introductions, catch-up, writing news.
-We'll each take a minute to introduce ourselves and/or chat about writing and related topics.
- Name (and city/town if you'd like to share it)
- Your current writing project(s)

* ShutUp & Write! for about 45-55 minutes to 7:30pm ET
-Turn off webcams, audio!
-I'll have a timer displayed as a screen share.

* Intermission at 7:30pm ET
-Turn video and audio back on.
-Check-in and welcome writers joining the second half.

* ShutUp & Write! for about 45-55 minutes to about 8:25pm
-Turn off webcams, audio!
-I'll have a timer displayed as a screen share.

* Wrap-up at 8:30pm ET
Last 5 minutes before meeting end time: Wrap up and quick discussion about meeting days, etc.

* Extra chat time: 10-15 minutes after meeting time: Hang around and chat if you'd like.

Feel free to message me on MeetUp with questions.

Look forward to meeting you all!

Lisa

Past events (131)

ShutUp & Write Worcester - Monday evenings

Online event

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