Berkeley Shut Up & Write!™ Marathon

This is a past event

11 people went

Every week on Saturday

Mo'Joe Cafe

2517 Sacramento St. · Berkeley, CA

How to find us

Look for a Shut Up & Write sign or ask the baristas.

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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!