Lazy Meet-n-Greet today!

Today (Sunday, October 25) is the first official event of the Sacramento region: The “Lazy Meet-N-Greet” at 2:00. You know we’re being lazy because we didn’t even mention it here until the day of the event.

The event is located at Panera Bakery:

Panera Bread, 3328 El Camino Ave, Sacramento
(near the corner of El Camino and Watt)

Hope to see you there!

Official Sacramento Regional Write-ins

Below are the days and times of the various write-ins that will be happening in Sacramento and the surrounding regions:


  • Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Naked Coffee, 1111 H Street
  • Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Temple Coffee on S Street (near Natural Foods Coop)
  • Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. Tupelo Cafe on 56th Street, near H
  • Saturdays, 3:00 p.m. the Fox & Goose, 1001 R Street

There will also be a writein at the Del Rio cafe in Old Sacramento, but that hasn’t been finalized yet.


  • Sundays, 2:00 p.m., Cloud Forest Cafe, 222 D Street
  • Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m., Crepeville, on the corner of 3rd and C.
  • Fridays, 6:00 p.m., 3rd & U Cafe, on the corner of 3rd and University Avenue

Nevada City

  • Fridays, 6:00 p.m., Cafe Mekka in downtown Nevada City


  • Fridays, 6:00, It’s a Grind, 2770 E. Bidwell


  • Saturdays, 6:30, Panera Bread, 916 Pleasant Grove Blvd

The Retreat, First Friday Write-Ins, Connecting, and so on

The SacNano/WordForge retreat was a success! Thanks very much to Dale Emery (aka Bleen Booley on the Nano forums) for hosting it at his dome house in the remote, GPS-defying reaches of Shingle Springs. You can see pictures from the retreat here. We’re thinking of hosting another one in the fall (probably early to mid October), but we may have to find a new location. Feel free to submit ideas, but remember that the venue has to be free. We don’t want people to have to pay money to attend the retreat.

In other news, don’t forget that Richard is hosting First Friday write-ins at his house every month. The next one is May 2. The fun begins at 7:00, and Richard provides coffee.

Remember also that there are various ways for writers in the SacNano group to connect with each other. We have a mailing list hosted with Yahoo Groups, and, of course, our forum, Muffie Pump and Platymanagoat. And if you’re interested in joining a local writers’ group, WordForge Sacramento is always willing to take on newcomers

Hm. I guess that’s all I’ve got for now. I’m going to cross-post this item to the NaNo forum.

Happy writing!

First Friday Night Write In, and the Retreat

The first of the First Friday Write Ins was pretty well attended.  Well, actually, there were only four of us there.  But we had a good time, and there was some good conversation, and we actually got a good amount of writing done.  Next time, I’ll break out my robot penguin to help keep time for some good old fashioned word wars.

There will be no First Friday Night write in in April, because that’s the weekend of the first annual San Nano Retreat.  We’re still working on what that will entail, what we will be doing and so on.  Right now it looks like we’ll be setting the agenda there.  As you may already know, Dale has graciously offered to let us use a property that he owns up in Shingle Springs.  Please let us know if you plan to attend.  It looks like we’ll start on Friday night and run through Saturday evening.

First Friday Write Ins will resume at my house on the first Friday of May, which is May 2.  Again it’s at 7:00.  I’ll provide coffee from Starbucks but any food you want you’ll have to bring yourself.

Have fun and keep flailing at the keyboard!