Shut Up & Write!™ Kerns/Laurelhurst

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Every week on Wednesday

Neighbour's Table

2830 NE Flanders St. · Portland, or

How to find us

Look for the "Neighbour's Table" sign and garage-like door on NE Flanders. The coffee shop is midway down the block. For context, Poison's Rainbow is on the corner of NE 28th and NE Flanders so if you see it, you're almost there.

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Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 10 AM on Wednesday Mornings!

Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, poem or just plain work stuff, you are invited to write it with us. No one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done.

9:45 AM - SESSION 1: quick intros.
10 AM - timer starts: write for 1 hour.
11:00 AM - chat / take off / keep writing. Neighbour’s Table closes at 12:30.

OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens from 9:45 to 10 and after 11. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing.

BEING LATE IS OKAY: just show up and get settled, then check-in with me after the session. (I’ll be the person with the Shut Up & Write! sign.) If you were on time, please be willing to make room for the friendly latecomer.
Happy writing and I look forward to seeing you at Neighbor’s Table!

What Should I Bring?
Whatever you need to be able to write!
Neighbour’s Table is normally calm, but they sometimes show soccer or other sports on their TV. But there’s room to set-up outside of the sightline for the TV. Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block the cafe’s overhead music or the occasional conversation by other patrons.

While there are outlets, coming with your laptop charged makes the most sense.

Other Important Details:

Neighbour’s Table has wifi (ask the barista for the login info).

TRAVEL / PARKING: Neighbour’s Table has a free parking lot on the corner of NE 29th and Flanders. They’re also one block off of the #19 bus (stop: NE 28th and NE Glisan) and about five blocks from the #20 (stop: East Burnside and 28th).

GUIDELINES: Neighbour’s Table offers coffee drinks, tea, breakfast sandwiches, and bagels. Please thank our hosts by purchasing something.

Please note this coffee shop is located inside a church with its own entrance on NE Flanders. The church and coffee shop do not discriminate due to race, sexuality, gender, etc, and the coffee shop strives to create a welcome venue for all. This writing group does not support any particular religion and respects everyone's individual beliefs, and the organizer is not affiliated with the church in any capacity.

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