Shut Up & Write! Bloomington-Normal


Coffeehouse & Deli - Normal, IL
114 E Beaufort St

Sun, Aug 11, 2019 at 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM

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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 5:00 on Sunday 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: 5:00 - SESSION 1: quick intros. 5:15 - timer starts: write for 1 hour. 6:15 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. The Coffeehouse closes at 7:00 pm (summer hours). OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 6:15 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 The Coffeehouse! 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. There are a limited number of plugs for laptops, so please consider bringing your laptop fully charged. Other Important Details: WIFI: The Coffeehouse has free WiFi. TRAVEL / PARKING: The Coffeehouse has plenty of free parking located behind the business. There is also a parking garage located close by. GUIDELINES: Please thank our hosts by purchasing something.