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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 Lisa S.

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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  • Mary A.

    Good, as always.

    February 23, 2014

  • LT

    Awesome! What a great group of folks.

    February 22, 2014

  • LT

    Great meeting the folks here today. I actually got "knee deep" in reading through my proposal draft and it was great to just dive in and be surrounded by like-minded writers... keep up the great work. See you again soon.

    February 22, 2014

  • Janey S.

    Good to be writing with you all today! And David W., nice website! Here is the webpage for the anthology I have a story appearing in. It's also on Facebook as an event (look for "law and disorder" and it will pop up) with a little more details. Mostly just grateful to be writing - and for it to find an audience, even a small one!

    February 22, 2014

  • David W

    David Welper received his MA in Creative Writing from Wayne State University in Detroit. His work appears in Housefire, Denver Syntax, Gumball Poetry, Louffa Press, and other collections. He has been a featured reader in NYC. He is a psychiatric nurse, living in Denver and the Bay Area. He likes Jazz, redheads, and sushi. His latest book is Lookbaby, which deals with the absurdity and immaturity of how we look at our surroundings. It is available at indie bookstores and For more information, please visit his website:

    This reading will take place Thursday, February 27, doors at 7:00pm, reading at 7:30 p.m. at

    Cafe du Soleil
    200 Fillmore St.
    San Francisco

    Guest Co-hosts Stephen Leeper and Leonard Crosby

    Seven readers. Special Guest? One theme.

    Books available for purchase. Free contributor copy.

    February 22, 2014

  • H. A. E.

    I had been sick the last few days, and though I am getting better, I'm going to go ahead and say the best thing to do would be to not be that guy who assumes he's not contagious. See you guys next week!

    February 22, 2014

  • Arley

    can't make this one.. *cries* will be at Potlatch: Everybody.. get some words in!!!

    February 18, 2014

  • David W

    Had a good time yesterday. Very productive

    February 16, 2014

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