April 2020 wakes tomorrow morning to a world we’re still wrapping our minds around. Let’s greet the month with the best of our writing intentions and gift her with the life-affirming magic of a 30-Day Daily Pages challenge. Who else needs a coping mechanism right now? Who else needs to feel productive? Who else needs a place to vent?? How’s your writing habit …

Join us for Proof of Write / Proof of Life, where you tell us what you got up to during the day on the To Live side of things and then read what you got up to on the and Write side. Up to 4 minutes of your raw work, shared with a group of people in a Zoom meeting who are there to applaud your efforts …

Join us for a lively discussion about writing and the writing life. 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. We explore writer’s block, the illusive muse, and the challenges of carving time out of a busy day …

Write Alongs. They’re like meet-ups, only better, because you get to get some writing done, stay connected, and practice social distancing! 7 to 10 p.m. PST Tuesdays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. PST every other day Write Alongs are for those among us who like to write in the company of other people but are serious about getting some work done. The …

Join us for a fun hour of online improvisation! *** Improv for Writers will help you:• Think on your feet and add spontaneity to your writing (no editing!)• Stretch your imagination (make stuff up!)• Learn to make and love mistakes (it’s ok!)• Sharpen your performance skills (calm those nerves for public readings!)• Have fun! (so much fun!)• Yes! And! (you’ll get it!) You …

Day I: Writing non-fiction (truth) | Day II: Writing fiction (lie) Attendance required for both parts | It’s like a mini-retreat online “Two Truths and a Lie is an exercise in improvisation. It starts when the clock starts ticking and ends up who knows where. Finding one’s truth or a fable along the way is the reward… It’s quick, more fun than expected …

From Idea to Launch and Beyond This group is made up of people just like you; we have brilliant ideas, an excellent plan, a handful of rough drafts and/or content that’s ready to go, and some kind of block preventing us from just launching already. That’s where we begin: identifying personal blocks and moving them aside so we can make this blog thing …

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. FOR THE DURATION, while the world shelters-in-place, members of the  To Live and Write in Alameda Facebook group are embracing opportunities to meet online several times a day. All times are PST. Zoom meeting IDs are …

Wine. Nibbles. Neighbors in video windows. It’s a story time for grown ups! FOR THE DURATION of Shelter-In-Place, Alameda Shorts will be presented online in private Zoom meetings. Next event: 7 p.m. PST Thursday, April 16. Please send an RSVP email to info@toliveandwrite.org for the password or join To Live and Write in Alameda on Facebook. Join us on the third Thursday of …

It’s an open mic without a brick and mortar! Jump online with your 4-minute original poetry, prose, music, or stand-up and share it with a group of fun and supportive writers every Friday through April. Who: Members of the Facebook group, To Live and Write in Alameda; membership in the Facebook group is free. Hosted by Bronwyn Emery and Sam Deloune. What: Open …