To Live and Write is a writers support group based on the small island city of Alameda, CA, but we’re open to writers from far and wide. Our objective is to build a sustainable community of writers and kindred spirits who actively support and encourage each other through the ups and downs of chasing the muse and honing our craft. We are able …

July 26 – 28: How does a long weekend in a house on the California coast sound? How much would you love to refresh, unwind, and write while someone else takes care of the chores and the cooking? Join us to find out what a treat it is to get away to a safe, inclusive retreat with other writers. Begin before we begin. …

Come away with us — for a weekend or a week — and sink into the experience of being a writer among writers. Put words on paper. Honor your creativity. Put words on paper. Draw inspiration from a new environment. Put words on paper. Spark the beginnings of deep and meaningful connections with other writers. Put. Words. On. Paper. There are several To …

Join us for an evening of journaling in the company of others doing the same. It can be a surprisingly comforting and reassuring situation, and we invite you along for the experience. Newbies and life-long journalers welcome. I’ll be on hand to guide those who want it with prompts, direction, and a little structure. Or, you can pop the earbuds in, tune me …

RETURNING IN SEPTEMBER Day 1: Writing narrative non-fiction | Day 2: Writing fiction Attendance required both days of each lab. We dare you to tell the truth with us, to gently explore the complex ideas and simple stories that make up your self, and to visit or revisit what is truly interesting and maybe a little daring about you. Saturday morning is all …

Wine. Nibbles. Neighbors. It’s a story time for grown ups! Join us on the third Thursday of every month, January through October, for an evening of storytelling in a popular book store in a bustling downtown, presented by members of To Live and Write in Alameda. This monthly showcase of our literary endeavors has a little something for everyone: Tears, laughter, introspection, inspiration, …

WE HAVE A NEWSLETTER. You want it. There’s only one way to get it: Sign up for it. Here. Now. Don’t wait. Don’t procrastinate — that’s for writing. Do the thing with the form where you drop in your name and email address. You don’t even have to get out of bed for this. Hurray! Twice a month we pull together information from …

September 26 – 29: How does a long weekend in a house within walking distance of the ocean feel, where someone else takes care of the chores and the cooking while you daydream, write, and build lasting friendships with other writers? Join us and find out just how crazy good it can be to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. …

Whether writing is your hobby, your career, or something in between, being part of a group with similar goals and interests is one of the best gifts you can give your writer soul. Each group is designed to be a safe space where you will be encouraged to share your needs and priorities so that together we can set, track, and workshop how …

It’s an open mic without an amplification permit! Come on down to The Local in Alameda on the first Thursday of every month, sign up to read your work, choose from the box of mic-like props, and let loose with your 3-minute take on the theme for January 3: This┬áThing I Wrote Last Year. Who: Hosted and produced by Bronwyn Emery and a …

Check out the calendar for details. Write-ins. They’re like meet-ups, only better, because you get to get some writing done! Write-Ins are for those among us who like to write in the company of other people but are serious about getting some work done. The rules are: Get your beverage, open to your page, and save the talking for later. We encourage you to …

Join us every Tuesday morning at Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden for a lively discussion about writing (10 a.m. to noon). We talk about what it feels like to be a writer on a good day, what it feels like on a bad day, and what it feels like to hang out with people who get it. In winter, join us every Tuesday night …