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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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  • Mark D.

    Mo' Joe's could have a few more outlets.

    April 12, 2014

    • Arley

      WHAT??? lol no... let me know you need one next time! There was one right behind you; that bank of seats has four sets of outlets!!!

      April 13, 2014

    • Mark D.

      Oh thanks! Fortunately my battery was fully charged. Good to know for next time!

      April 13, 2014

  • Arley

    Small but steady & good crew of writers today. Thanks to everyone who came! See ya'll soon.

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Arley

    doesn't matter what time you show up, if you're "on the list", or how long you'll stay - if you wanna get some writing done, come hang with us today

    I'll have a sign, say hi when you arrive so I know to get ya for "check-ins"

    no matter where you spend your time, hope you have a good day

    -- A

    April 12, 2014

  • Virginia

    I changEd my RSVP to no simply because I'm not sure I can make it. hopefully I'll be there to join all that wonderful creative writing energy!

    April 11, 2014

    • Arley

      No worries. Hopefully you can make it. If you find yourself able to show up, even for an hour, feel free to come by regardless of your RSVP status.

      1 · April 11, 2014

  • Arley

    Thanks Vila = D

    Hopefully we'll see you soon

    April 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Arley — vindication? Justice without mercy? Whichever, I enjoyed the read. I keep trying, keep missing getting to my favorite writer hangout...I'll try again.

    April 7, 2014

  • Arley

    Feel like I haven't been in a while.. excited to get my Marathon On again!!!

    Shameless promo: Just published a short story in It's super short & free to read! Like a sci-fi/ fantasy snack! = D

    Anyways... Come get some writing done this Saturday, ya'll!!!

    April 6, 2014

  • Lynn

    I signed up for April 5 but cannot be there. Not sure how to get to that page.

    April 2, 2014

    • Arley

      NOOOOO!!! j/k Well, we'll miss ya, Lynn. Anyways, if you look at the RSVP button, it should now show an option where, if you click it again you can "change your RSVP" (if you are logged in, anyways)

      April 2, 2014

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