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Shut Up and Write! East Bay (Alameda) Marathon -- Outdoors!

  • May 14, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Write in the great outdoors!

Julie's has an expansive urban garden in the back. It's a tranquil, writer-friendly space with plenty of power outlets and spacious tables. Unlike San Francisco, we don't do fog in Alameda, so it's generally sunny (with a nice bay breeze) at this time of year. The big table (our favorite) sits under a a gazebo screen that lets dappled light filter through but reduces screen glare on laptops. Trees and flora abound.

And the coffee? Top-notch.

There is non-metered parking less than a block on either side of Park Street, which connects to 880 (as 23rd Avenue) less than a mile from Julie's.

Bring a sweater or jacket for later in the session.

Hosted by Brian Higgins.

10:00am - Check-in, Introductions.

10:15am - Write for one-and-a-half hours

11:30am: Place lunch order and pay for it, if you decide to eat in-house.

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 Julie's Coffee and Tea Garden - 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.

 

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  • Claire S.

    Great! Lovely day out on the patio.

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Perfect writing weather -- warmer on this end of Alameda than elsewhere in the Bay. We'll be here until 4 p.m.! Brian
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    May 14, 2013

  • Rona F.

    Sorry can't make it after all. But I will one of these days!

    May 14, 2013

  • Jane M.

    Sorry about the change. I realized I can't arrange to do this so soon. Next time for sure.

    May 13, 2013

  • Rona F.

    I will arrive around lunch time. Thanks for hosting this!

    May 13, 2013

  • Faith

    Love this place, so glad you're doing Meetups here! Gotta work this week but next time I'm in.

    May 10, 2013

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  • Claire S.
    City Manager, Co-Organizer
  • A former member

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