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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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  • Joyce M.

    Great! Thanks to everyone for all you are doing as writers and as sharers...

    February 15, 2014

  • JayDee

    Great location and great group. I accomplished a lot today. Thank you!

    February 15, 2014

  • Arley

    great session everyone. thanks to all who dropped in, and congrats to all who got a few words in!

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Heather

    Well, it looks like I may not make it after all. Or if I do, it'll be for just a little while at the end of the day. Sorry to miss everyone!

    February 15, 2014

    • Arley

      ahh.. no worries! Either "see ya when ya get here" or "till next time!" lol ; )

      February 15, 2014

  • JayDee

    I'll be a little late but I'm on my way.

    February 15, 2014

    • Arley

      no worries we'll see ya when you get here!

      February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gotta do a home-SUAW today, hope everyone fills up many a page :)

    February 15, 2014

    • Arley

      good luck, get some words down!

      February 15, 2014

  • Arley

    If you forgot to sign up or are on the wait list: come join us anyways! It's a big cafe!

    If you're busy: swing by for a shorter time...! Better a few words than none at all!

    If you're sick of your project: today is a great day to start a new one!

    Were you planning to be here anyways? Or if you spontaneously jump in: remember to say "HI" when you arrive... so I know to get ya for check-in! I'll have a couple of small signs up, and my picture is on my website if you need it:

    Have a good day ya'll!

    February 15, 2014

  • Arley

    I'll probably have a little sign out of some kind. Say hi when you arrive so I know to get you for check-ins. My picture is on my website if it helps:

    arrive when you want, leave when you're ready, do what you need to do to get some words down!

    -- A

    February 3, 2014

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