Join other writers for a daylong marathon of focused writing!
10:00am - Introductions
10:15am - Write for one-and-a-half hours
11:45am - Lunch break and socializing
12:30pm - Write for one-and-a-half hours
02:00pm - Brief check-in and beverage/snack
02:30pm - Write for one-and-a-half hours
04:00pm - People can continue to work, chat, go to dinner together,
or take off as they like. Jumpin' Java is open till 08:00pm.
If you're spending too much time THINKING about writing, come and join us for some marathon sessions, up to 4.5 hours of focused writing! You're welcome to come for all three or even just one of the writing sessions in the marathon. It may just be "pipe-cleaning" for now, but you'll feel better showing up at the page. No one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice.
To keep all of us and the Jumpin' Java Cafe staff happy, here
are a few guidelines for the Marathon meetup:
1) Please try to arrive a bit early to get a seat with the
group, or at least on time or during a break time so as not to
cause interruptions in the writing flow. We will try to sit
together, but we may have to be flexible and gradually move
closer together as other people leave. The best location to try
for is the rear right side of the cafe.
2) When you arrive, locate me (CAMO) and make sure to write
down your name on the signup sheet (as you RSVP'd on meetup).
3) If you arrive for the morning session, please also write
down on the lunch order sheet your name and lunch order chosen
from the menu board at the cafe and hand it to me before we start
the first writing session at 10:15am so that the cafe staff can
have all of our lunches ready to go at 11:45am (typical items
people forget to write on the lunch order are: a) drink,
b) type of bread for sandwich, and c) type of cheese for
4) Please occupy all the seats at the tables where meetup
participants are located, i.e. don't go one person per table,
or we will anger the rest of the cafe customers.
5) If you have a power strip or a few, please bring it/them! It
will help us to make sure that everyone has a place to plug in.
6) During breaks, make sure to purchase something from the cafe
if you can. That will cause them to want us to come back again
7) 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!