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 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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  • Virginia

    always great to meet and greet and just have this time to actually shut up and write!

    February 1, 2014

  • Arley

    come by even if you're not on the list, or if you're on the wait list. come by even if you didn't sign up. come join us, for 30 min or a few hours, drop by whenever you can, do what you need to do to get a bit of writing in. bring a friend if you like. say hi to me when you get there so I can grab ya for check ins. my picture is on my website: and I'll probably have a sign up of some kind. : )

    January 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I may show up for the 1st 2 hours. Hope that's alright.

    January 31, 2014

    • Arley

      It's definitely alright. Dropping by for even an hour is better than not at all - putting down a few words is better than none!

      January 31, 2014

  • Andre


    January 30, 2014

    • Arley


      January 31, 2014

  • Janey S.

    I'll be there on the late side - there's a community meeting where I live from 11 to 1, and plan to come to MoJo's after that.

    January 30, 2014

    • Arley

      no worries! show up when you can, leave when you're ready - do whatever helps you get words down. = D

      January 30, 2014

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