Shut Up and Write! East Bay (Alameda) Marathon -- Outdoors!

  • July 23, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Write in the great outdoors!

Julie's has an expansive urban garden in the back. It's a tranquil, writer-friendly space with plenty of power outlets and spacious tables. Unlike San Francisco, we don't do fog in Alameda, so it's generally sunny (with a nice bay breeze) at this time of year. The big table (our favorite) sits under a a gazebo screen that lets dappled light filter through but reduces screen glare on laptops. Trees and flora abound.

And the coffee? Top-notch.

There is non-metered parking less than a block on either side of Park Street, which connects to 880 (as 23rd Avenue) just a mile from Julie's.

Bring a sweater or jacket for later in the session.

10:00 a.m. - Introductions
10:10 a.m. - Shut up and Write!
12:30 p.m. -- Check in, have lunch
2:00 p.m. -- Brief check in

We're less time-structured within our six-hour window than some of the more established Shut Up & Write venues. But we're here, writing, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday. Drop in during the schedule allows ... but please change your RSVP if you change your mind.

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  • Kimberly A.

    Yes, agreed except that later in the afternoon it did get windy and colder. And there was some noise but nothing a pair of earplugs didn't drown out. Great group, I agree, so nice to meet everyone!

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was cool and overcast today which made the outside nice. Small, good group!

    July 23, 2013

  • Kathy F.

    Sorry to be unable to join you this time -- hopefully next time!

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can only stay till noon because I have an appointment in the city this day.

    July 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Afternoons only the part of my brain that writes badly works.

      1 · July 23, 2013

  • Brian H.

    Unfortunately, I'm in the City today -- but the group will meet in outdoor garden area at Julie's, as always. Write well -- and see you next Tuesday!

    July 23, 2013

  • Tala I.

    This will be my first meet up and I'm looking forward to it!

    July 21, 2013

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