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Berkeley Shut Up & Write!™ Marathon
Start the weekend productively by joining fellow writers for a marathon writing session. If you're spending too much time thinking about writing, come by any time for up to 6 hours of focused writing! Why is Shut Up & Write so effective? ( 10am — Check-in by introducing yourself and what you'll be working on. Optionally, place a lunch order for noon. 10am - 12pm — Write for about two hours. 12pm — Check-in again and break for lunch or keep writing. 12pm - 2pm — Write for about two hours. 2pm — Check-in again. 2pm - 4pm — Write for about two hours. 4pm — Check-in again. 1) Please arrive early to get a seat with the group. We don't have to sit together but most folks find it helpful, even if everyone is working in silence. 2) Order something from Mo'Joe. Drinks, snacks, and lunch are reasons for them to let us keep using their space. There are healthy options. 3) If you arrive during a writing session, do not disrupt the writing flow. Start writing and join the group for the next check-in (12pm, 2pm, or 4pm). 4) If you can't make it, please RSVP "No" as soon as possible. Late RSVP changes can prevent eager writers from attending past overly subscribed Marathons!

Mo'Joe Cafe

2517 Sacramento St. · Berkeley, CA

What we're about

Shut Up & Write!™ is more than a movement, more than a good idea. We’re a method of writing that delivers. As an international organization, we are thousands of writers in a worldwide community, but most importantly, we are writers who write together in a local cafe. Join us.

We have events every week, all over. Sometimes we talk after. Whatever you’re writing, whatever form it takes, wherever you are in your process, you won’t be the only one.

And if you need help with your writing, we offer that too.

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Meetup Event Format

It is an empowering and rewarding experience to write an hour each week, at the same time and place. It serves as powerful support for building your daily writing discipline.

RSVP and please arrive 10–15 minutes early to get settled. At the Meetup our Organizer will lead introductions and then everyone will sit down and write.

Afterwards, feel free to get to know each other. Members often talk about their successes and challenges as writers. The Shut Up & Write!™ format brings a social facet to a normally isolated craft.

Our Meetups are a safe space for writers to work on their craft. No one will read or critique your writing.

“Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.“ - Gloria Steinem

This is your time to write.

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