Do you often say “I just wish I had the time to write more?” Then this is your chance to cut the excuses and, well, shut up and write!

If you don’t know what “Shut Up & Write” is . . . it’s exactly what you think it is. You show up with a whole bunch of other writers who are committed to getting @#$% done, you stop talking about your ideas, and you start writing them.

It’s at a set time, it’s in a place nowhere near your TV, phones are turned off, and you’ve got folks around you that are struggling with and succeeding at the same things you are.

On of the hardest parts of writing is simply finding the time and holding yourself accountable. This is the number 1, 2 and 3 reason why we created Shut Up & Write. To hold YOU accountable.

We want to make sure you get @#$% done, because when you get @#$% done then there’s more theatre in the world, and when there’s more theatre in the world, the world is a better place.

If you’re not sure if Shut Up & Write is right for you, let me just tell you now, it’s right for everyone.

All you have to bring is your laptop/tablet/pad of paper, a positive attitude, and your desire to turn an idea into something tangible. It doesn’t even matter if you’ve written anything before, just come with the urge to start and we’ll be here to help along the way!


January 20th • May 19th • Sept 16th

Feedback from Shut Up and Write Members

``The Mastermind group organized by Ken Davenport has been just the kick I need to further my producing career. Instead of hoping and wishing, I now have monthly goals and plans to achieve those goals. Accountability to a group of peers who are also dedicated professionals is invaluable, as is their encouragement and support.``
Susan Cohen -

“Writing can be a lonely craft, but it’s nice to be able to share that lonliness with 40 other people on a Saturday morning to show your dedication.”
Michael Digaetano -

“Ken Davenport’s “Shut Up And Write!” event was a one of kind experience: writers from the tri-state area sitting together silently, in a theater writing. In the crazy and noisy hustle and bustle of every day life, it’s an infrequent opportunity to have 3 straight hours of quiet to oneself to tune into and explore our creative selves. It was especially rewarding being around the energy of the other writers: quiet, yet a safe coccoon to create in, where you knew you had empathetic people around you supporting your process. And all for the price of a cup of coffee! Doesn’t get better than that…”
Ali Skylar -

“Writing can be a lonely task. It was so nice to be in a roomful of productive people producing. I assume we built on one another’s energy and it was a very nice experience I used the time to transfer a script to Final Draft, a task I was not looking forward to. The group energy got me through.”
Jarlath Jacobs -

“It’s called “shut up and right” because that’s exactly what it is. It was great fun to sit at a table on the stage among other writers and be very focused for three hours on writing my play. Ken Davenport get a gave a brief introduction and asked if anyone had ever done anything like this before. I called out, “I’ve never heard of anything like this before!” That’s the idea at Davenport Theatrical Enterprises, he said, to do things that nobody’s ever thought of before. Bravo!”
Glen Williamson -

“I recently participated in Ken Davenport’s first Shut Up and Write gathering. For the price of a cup of coffee I was able to sit with a bunch of my fellow writers and get a solid three hours of writing done. During breaks I was able to meet with some great people that were also there to advance their goals. Even Ken and his team were available to answer questions and offer guidance. I’m looking forward to signing up the next time the event is offered.”
Edward Medina -