Sunday, January 31, 2010

What is Coffee with a Stranger?

Coffee with a Stranger started with the following ad, which I posted in the "Activities" section on Craigslist. Unemployed, a wee bit restless, and looking to get back into the habit of writing, I thought I'd roll up my sleeves, drink too much caffeine, and see what happens!

SF bay area craigslist > east bay > community > activity partners
Coffee with a stranger! (Oakland/Berkeley/Alameda)

Date: 2010-01-07, 12:05AM PST
Reply to: your anonymous craigslist address will appear here

Do you enjoy coffee? Do you, despite your parents' warnings, enjoy talking to strangers? If so, then do I ever have an activity for you!

Basically, I'm looking to start a little writing project. It involves me sitting down over a cup of coffee and talking to a stranger. Then I'll write about it and post it on a blog of some sort. Simple, right?

So who am I looking for? ANYONE. Seriously. As long as you have an open mind, are willing to meet me at a coffee shop for a 10-20 minute conversation, and are comfortable with the fact that I'll be recording and eventually writing about whatever we chat about. I'll even pay for your cup of coffee! How's that for incentive?

If you're interested, please send me an email for more details. Thanks!
• Location: Oakland/Berkeley/Alameda
• it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

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