RETURNING IN SEPTEMBER Day 1: Writing narrative non-fiction | Day 2: Writing fiction Attendance required both days of each lab. “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 and leaves …

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 …

Imagine yourself on the upper level of Amtrak’s California Zephyr as she winds her way across the Sierra Nevadas to Reno, November snow dusting the mountain tops and majestic pines parading past your window as you compose the opening scenes of your NaNoWriMo novel. Does it sound like a dream to your writer soul? Every year, a group of writers just like you …

In line with The Artist’s Way Days 1 & 2: Narrative Non-Fiction | Day 3: Fiction We dare you to tell the truth with us, to gently explore the complex ideas and simple stories that make up your sense of self, and to visit or revisit what is truly interesting and maybe a little daring about you. This is the narrative non-fiction part …

RESULTS HERE:3-minute stories written by members of To Live and Write in Alameda. Click on each name to read their work. We do Flash Lit again in October. If you’d like to play along, pop on over to our Facebook group and ask to join. Writing and creativity coach Bronwyn Emery posts a new prompt every three days. Writers, poets, and artists have …

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 high above the California coast sound, with stunning views of vineyard-laden valleys and rolling hills dropping away from your feet? 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 …

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 …

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, …

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 Thing 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 …