Shut Up & Write™ Eastbay (Sat Oakland)

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Farley's East

33 Grand Ave · Oakland, CA

How to find us

we will have a sign at the table on 2nd floor

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My name is Hector, I am co-host of this meet up, with Cecilia. Briefly, I am upstairs at Farleys and should have a sign. Great locale! I hope to see you there!

This meetup is ALWAYS ON, in fact even when it is just myself, I am usually at the location since it is my mobile office, BUT, if there is no sign up, I might be prone to laziness and take a day off once in a while, so always try to sign on to help keep me on my best behavior. It only takes 2 people to form a team. Arrive or leave anytime you like. I am here Saturdays, and also weekdays Mon-Weds

Come join us for a marathon of focused writing! Start off the weekend right by paying respect to your creativity. You can come for the morning or the afternoon session, or both! Bring whatever you need to write - short story, novel, poem, memoir, thesis, blog or a manifesto! Bring a laptop, bring a pen, bring a notebook. We will do brief intro for those who arrive on time, and start at 9:45 am sharp to write. If you arrive after the intro time, just wave and find a seat at our table or nearby our table.

When we are finished at 12;30, chat a bit if the spirit strikes you and your neighbors or just wave to those still working and head out. writing can be a lonely activity, getting to know our partners help foster more motivation(and peer pressure :)) but also feel free to leave early. this is a very casual group, the main goal is to provide silent partnership in getting work/writing done.

9:30 - Brief Introductions (name and project you working on, goal for today)
9:45 am - Shut up and Write! During this Marathon, feel free to take your personal small breaks, stand up and walk around.
12:30 pm - lunch/chat/continue with your Sat

the wifi here can be a bit spotty. so best if you have more offline work. if any coffee shops around here have good wifi(and still close to Bart), always open to new suggestions

If you're spending too much time THINKING about writing, come and join us for a session of focused writing. 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.

Please make sure to purchase beverages and/or food during the time you are there to make sure we are welcomed back.

Directions: 19th Bart is the closest(about 5 blocks walk). parking would be difficult, always a few does drive and find meters. Saturday parking is free I believe. We choose the coffee shops to be both Bart friendly as well as being great open spaces and serve lunch. (and alway welcome new suggestions of anything new around the area and close to Bart opens up, message me)