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Shut up & Write! Ocean Beach
Do you enjoy writing but just can't seem to get yourself to do it regularly? If so, join us on Wednesday evenings at Kawika's Ocean Beach Deli to Shut Up & Write! We're just a bunch of writers sitting around, doing what they do. Writing. Eating. Drinking. Come write in a supportive, encouraging environment while supporting a friendly, local, family-owned business with a sense of community. Kawika's is just a block from beautiful Ocean Beach @ Balboa Street and has free wi-fi, delicious deli delights, and affordable, quality wine, beer, and coffee! This isn't a critique group. No one's going to read your stuff. It's just an opportunity to sit and write with a group of people who are chasing the muse, just as you are! The meet up officially starts at 5 with brief introductions and chit-chat, feel free to come even earlier if you like to order food/drinks. At 5:15 we put in our earbuds, set the alarm for 6:15 and start writing! When the time's up we take a short break to greet any late arrivals, order more food/drink and chat before we start writing again. We wrap up around 7:15 when people are free to stay, work, eat/drink or chat until the deli closes at 7:30. We realize getting here by 5 can be a challenge, and we are happy to have late-comers or drop-ins, but if this is you, please be respectful of others who are working and save introductions until we take a break. We'll be thrilled to greet you then! We'll be at the tables closest to the front of the deli with open laptops, or pads of paper and pens. Kawika's signature menu items include: fresh baked sourdough rolls, homemade Gluten Free bread, in-house, fresh roasted, rotisserie Angus roast beef, turkey and leg of lamb, fresh baked Salmon, Greek lamb gyros with authentic tzatziki sauce, Greek Salad, homemade hummus, 100% Kona coffee, Greek coffee and a selection of chips, juices, and desserts, including baklava! There is street parking and a large, free lot 1 block away on the Great Highway @ Balboa Street. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Kawika's Ocean Beach Deli

734 La Playa Street · San Francisco, CA

What we're about

This Meetup was created to help build community in the Outer Richmond at Ocean Beach for San Francisco residents and visitors. Over the past 4 years we have been creating social events and opportunities for neighbors, friends and visitors to come together to participate in or enjoy free live entertainment events over great food and affordable wine/beer in a friendly, neighborhood space. Our Meetups include Open Mic Poetry, Stand-Up Comedy, Live Hawaiian, Jazz, Bluegrass and R&R Music, Fundraisers, Intellectual conversations, Health & Wellness Topics and a local Shut up & Write! group near the Richmond and Sunset Districts. We welcome your ideas and suggestions for other types of events we might schedule.

Our members include local SF Comedians, Writers, Poets, Musicians, Entrepreneurs and Neighbors that come together to build a social, supportive community at Ocean Beach for local artists, entrepreneurs and residents. We designate some of our events as fundraisers for local nonprofits as another way for all of us to give back to our wonderful community in San Francisco. Please join us if you're interested in having fun and helping us build and support our Ocean Beach community! We look forward to seeing old friends and making new friends! Cheers!

We are conveniently located at the terminus for Muni 31, 5 and a pass thru for the 18 buses. There is also lots of parking a block away at Ocean Beach. See you soon!!!

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