Shut Up & Write! East Bay Marathon

Join fellow writers for a marathon session of focused writing.  With this location we ALWAYS advise prompt arrival if you need electrical outlet access.  And please check our new lunch procedure with Mo'Joe.

Hosted by Eric (aka Arley).

10:00am - Check-in, Introductions, PLACE LUNCH ORDER AND PAY FOR IT AND TELL MO'JOE WHAT TIME YOU'D LIKE IT READY.  They have been very accommodating.

10:15am - Write for one-and-a-half hours

11:45am - Lunch break, check-in, and socializing

12:30pm - Write for one-and-a-half hours

02:00pm - Check-in, beverage/snack, chat

02:30pm - Write for one-and-a-half hours

04:00pm - Session dismissed.  Keep writing or start talking.

If you're spending too much time THINKING about writing, come and join us for some marathon sessions, 4.5 hour or more of focused writing!

1) Please try to arrive a bit early to get a seat with the group.

2) Order something from Mo's - we want to keep them happy and keep coming back!  And be sure to have lunch here as well, then they'll really like us.

3) If you arrive late try not to disrupt the writing flow.  Find a seat somewhere, start writing, and we'll check in with you at the next break.

4) During breaks, make sure to purchase something from the cafe
if you can. That will cause them to want us to come back again
and again.

5) If you can't make it, please un-RSVP at least a few days in
advance if at all possible. Late RSVP changers have prevented
eager writers from attending past overly subscribed Marathons!

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  • Beth M.

    Well, I am embarrassed. I was planning on coming to the Berkeley writing event. Then, this morning, there was an email for our MeetUp group in my inbox (I get up early). It had a Sunday 10-3:00 date/time, so I assumed I had mis-remembered the timing of our meeting. Then, I realized that it was for a different MeetUp -- the one in San Francisco tomorrow. I am so bummed to have missed this, and to have possibly taken a spot that someone else may have wanted. :-( I will be there next week!

    I hope you all had an inspired morning of writing!


    July 13, 2013

    • Arley

      no worries! hopefully we'll see ya next week! get some writing done!

      July 13, 2013

  • Arley

    I'll be by the purple pillar w/ a sign up - come stop by and say hi as you arrive so I can pull you in for check ins!

    July 13, 2013

    • Maya E.

      't be able to make it today~~~Thanks for puttin' it together, hoping to meet-up at a later date! Maya

      July 13, 2013

    • Arley

      o nice! congrats, that's great! = D sorry to miss you today, too.. we'll see you next time!

      July 13, 2013

  • Madeline P.


    July 12, 2013

  • Leela P.

    So sorry to miss this but had emergency oral surgery today which I would complain about except that with that dreadful infected tooth gone I feel MUCH better already. Going to cruise on pain meds for a few days and then start looking for our next MU.

    July 11, 2013

  • Arley

    Glad to see ppl will be joining this weekend. Julie, don't worry - folks are welcome to show up when they wish. Say "hi" when you arrive so I know to gather you for check-ins. Welcome Beth, Leela and everyone else! Arthur... we'll miss ya, see you soon. Everyone else, get ready to write! If you didn't make the list... show up if you like anyways. Sometimes ppl don't make it so there may be room = D Whatever you do... WRITE DANG IT!!

    July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello. I would love to join but can't make it u till the afternoon. I promise to enter quietly and not disturb the writing process.

    July 10, 2013

  • Beth M.

    We just moved to the SF Bay area after a 3-yr journey by sailboat from Alaska to Mexico. Looking forward to sharing time with fellow writers!

    July 9, 2013

  • Beth M.

    This will be my first SU&W MeetUP. I am looking forward to it!

    July 9, 2013

  • Leela P.

    Daytime events are best for me -- thanks for scheduling this!

    July 4, 2013

  • Arthur K.

    Out of town.

    June 27, 2013

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