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Tuesday at Julie’s 10:00 am
Tuesday at Julie’s @ Julies Cafe
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday at Julie's @ Julies Cafe | Alameda | California | United States
Join us Tuesday mornings at Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, a local Alameda café with great food, an inviting atmosphere and some of the friendliest and most intriguing staff on the island. The patio is the ideal spot for a bunch of rowdy writers to hang out and talk about things like writing, not writing, what to do about writing, where we want to take our writing and …
Weeknight Write-In 7:00 pm
Weeknight Write-In @ The Local
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Weeknight Write-In @ The Local | Alameda | California | United States
This time and space is reserved for writing. And good coffee. Or beer. They also have wine. And maybe some cookies (they sell good cookies). Venture downtown after work and be true to the writer in you, at least for the night.  You know you want to.
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Wednesday Write-In 10:00 am
Wednesday Write-In @ Jay's Cafe
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday Write-In @ Jay's Cafe | Alameda | California | United States
Wednesday Write-Ins are for writers who have some writing to do. Minimum chat; maximum work. Venture to the middle of Alameda each week to draft off our writing energy and meet a goal for the day. Let us know you’re coming and we’ll save you a seat. 
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Local Voices: A Broken Mic 7:00 pm
Local Voices: A Broken Mic @ The Local
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm
Local Voices: A Broken Mic @ The Local | Alameda | California | United States
Poets, writers, comics, and storytellers, here’s your chance to test the waters and let the crowd sample your work. Join us for Local Voices: A Broken Mic on the first Thursday of each month at The Local. The sign-up sheet comes out at 645 p.m. 
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Friday Write-In 10:00 am
Friday Write-In @ Julie's Coffee and Tea Garden
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Friday Write-In @ Julie's Coffee and Tea Garden | Alameda | California | United States
Friday Write-Ins are for writers who have some writing to do. Minimum chat; maximum work. Head to downtown Alameda each week to draft off our writing energy at Julie’s and meet a goal for the day. Let us know you’re coming and we’ll save a seat for you. 
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Tuesday at Julie’s 10:00 am
Tuesday at Julie’s @ Julies Cafe
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday at Julie's @ Julies Cafe | Alameda | California | United States
Join us Tuesday mornings at Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, a local Alameda café with great food, an inviting atmosphere and some of the friendliest and most intriguing staff on the island. The patio is the ideal spot for a bunch of rowdy writers to hang out and talk about things like writing, not writing, what to do about writing, where we want to take our writing and …
Weeknight Write-In 7:00 pm
Weeknight Write-In @ The Local
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Weeknight Write-In @ The Local | Alameda | California | United States
This time and space is reserved for writing. And good coffee. Or beer. They also have wine. And maybe some cookies (they sell good cookies). Venture downtown after work and be true to the writer in you, at least for the night.  You know you want to.
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Wednesday Write-In 10:00 am
Wednesday Write-In @ Jay's Cafe
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday Write-In @ Jay's Cafe | Alameda | California | United States
Wednesday Write-Ins are for writers who have some writing to do. Minimum chat; maximum work. Venture to the middle of Alameda each week to draft off our writing energy and meet a goal for the day. Let us know you’re coming and we’ll save you a seat. 
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Pen to Page : Journaling Night 7:00 pm
Pen to Page : Journaling Night @ Julie's Coffee and Tea Garden
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pen to Page : Journaling Night @ Julie's Coffee and Tea Garden
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 …
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Friday Write-In 10:00 am
Friday Write-In @ Julie's Coffee and Tea Garden
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Friday Write-In @ Julie's Coffee and Tea Garden | Alameda | California | United States
Friday Write-Ins are for writers who have some writing to do. Minimum chat; maximum work. Head to downtown Alameda each week to draft off our writing energy at Julie’s and meet a goal for the day. Let us know you’re coming and we’ll save a seat for you. 
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Tuesday at Julie’s 10:00 am
Tuesday at Julie’s @ Julies Cafe
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday at Julie's @ Julies Cafe | Alameda | California | United States
Join us Tuesday mornings at Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, a local Alameda café with great food, an inviting atmosphere and some of the friendliest and most intriguing staff on the island. The patio is the ideal spot for a bunch of rowdy writers to hang out and talk about things like writing, not writing, what to do about writing, where we want to take our writing and …
Weeknight Write-In 7:00 pm
Weeknight Write-In @ The Local
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Weeknight Write-In @ The Local | Alameda | California | United States
This time and space is reserved for writing. And good coffee. Or beer. They also have wine. And maybe some cookies (they sell good cookies). Venture downtown after work and be true to the writer in you, at least for the night.  You know you want to.
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Wednesday Write-In 10:00 am
Wednesday Write-In @ Jay's Cafe
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday Write-In @ Jay's Cafe | Alameda | California | United States
Wednesday Write-Ins are for writers who have some writing to do. Minimum chat; maximum work. Venture to the middle of Alameda each week to draft off our writing energy and meet a goal for the day. Let us know you’re coming and we’ll save you a seat. 
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Friday Write-In 10:00 am
Friday Write-In @ Julie's Coffee and Tea Garden
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Friday Write-In @ Julie's Coffee and Tea Garden | Alameda | California | United States
Friday Write-Ins are for writers who have some writing to do. Minimum chat; maximum work. Head to downtown Alameda each week to draft off our writing energy at Julie’s and meet a goal for the day. Let us know you’re coming and we’ll save a seat for you. 
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Writing Lab: Two Truths & A Lie: Wave 8:00 am
Writing Lab: Two Truths & A Lie: Wave @ Online
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Writing Lab: Two Truths & A Lie: Wave @ Online
Day 1: Writing narrative non-fiction | Day 2: Writing fiction Attendance required both days. 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 about narrative non-fiction and embracing truth. …
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Writing Lab: Two Truths & A Lie: Wave 8:00 am
Writing Lab: Two Truths & A Lie: Wave @ Online
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Writing Lab: Two Truths & A Lie: Wave @ Online
Day 1: Writing narrative non-fiction | Day 2: Writing fiction Attendance required both days. 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 about narrative non-fiction and embracing truth. …
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Tuesday at Julie’s 10:00 am
Tuesday at Julie’s @ Julies Cafe
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday at Julie's @ Julies Cafe | Alameda | California | United States
Join us Tuesday mornings at Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, a local Alameda café with great food, an inviting atmosphere and some of the friendliest and most intriguing staff on the island. The patio is the ideal spot for a bunch of rowdy writers to hang out and talk about things like writing, not writing, what to do about writing, where we want to take our writing and …
Weeknight Write-In 7:00 pm
Weeknight Write-In @ The Local
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Weeknight Write-In @ The Local | Alameda | California | United States
This time and space is reserved for writing. And good coffee. Or beer. They also have wine. And maybe some cookies (they sell good cookies). Venture downtown after work and be true to the writer in you, at least for the night.  You know you want to.
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Wednesday Write-In 10:00 am
Wednesday Write-In @ Jay's Cafe
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday Write-In @ Jay's Cafe | Alameda | California | United States
Wednesday Write-Ins are for writers who have some writing to do. Minimum chat; maximum work. Venture to the middle of Alameda each week to draft off our writing energy and meet a goal for the day. Let us know you’re coming and we’ll save you a seat. 
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Friday Write-In 10:00 am
Friday Write-In @ Julie's Coffee and Tea Garden
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Friday Write-In @ Julie's Coffee and Tea Garden | Alameda | California | United States
Friday Write-Ins are for writers who have some writing to do. Minimum chat; maximum work. Head to downtown Alameda each week to draft off our writing energy at Julie’s and meet a goal for the day. Let us know you’re coming and we’ll save a seat for you. 
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Tuesday at Julie’s 10:00 am
Tuesday at Julie’s @ Julies Cafe
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday at Julie's @ Julies Cafe | Alameda | California | United States
Join us Tuesday mornings at Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, a local Alameda café with great food, an inviting atmosphere and some of the friendliest and most intriguing staff on the island. The patio is the ideal spot for a bunch of rowdy writers to hang out and talk about things like writing, not writing, what to do about writing, where we want to take our writing and …
Weeknight Write-In 7:00 pm
Weeknight Write-In @ The Local
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Weeknight Write-In @ The Local | Alameda | California | United States
This time and space is reserved for writing. And good coffee. Or beer. They also have wine. And maybe some cookies (they sell good cookies). Venture downtown after work and be true to the writer in you, at least for the night.  You know you want to.
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Tue
Weeknight Write-In @ The Local
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Weeknight Write-In @ The Local | Alameda | California | United States

This time and space is reserved for writing. And good coffee. Or beer. They also have wine.

And maybe some cookies (they sell good cookies).

Venture downtown after work and be true to the writer in you, at least for the night. 

You know you want to.

Apr
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Wednesday Write-In @ Jay's Cafe
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday Write-In @ Jay's Cafe | Alameda | California | United States

Wednesday Write-Ins are for writers who have some writing to do. Minimum chat; maximum work. Venture to the middle of Alameda each week to draft off our writing energy and meet a goal for the day. Let us know you’re coming and we’ll save you a seat. 

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Friday Write-In @ Julie's Coffee and Tea Garden
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Friday Write-In @ Julie's Coffee and Tea Garden | Alameda | California | United States

Friday Write-Ins are for writers who have some writing to do. Minimum chat; maximum work. Head to downtown Alameda each week to draft off our writing energy at Julie’s and meet a goal for the day. Let us know you’re coming and we’ll save a seat for you. 

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Tue
Tuesday at Julie’s @ Julies Cafe
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday at Julie's @ Julies Cafe | Alameda | California | United States

Join us Tuesday mornings at Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, a local Alameda café with great food, an inviting atmosphere and some of the friendliest and most intriguing staff on the island.

The patio is the ideal spot for a bunch of rowdy writers to hang out and talk about things like writing, not writing, what to do about writing, where we want to take our writing and how to deal with those weird non-writers in our lives. We’ve yet to meet a writing-related topic we’re afraid to discuss.

We welcome new faces and new voices.

When the weather turns and the outdoor heaters can no longer compete, you’ll find us inside at one of the big tables (or several of the small ones dragged together). Unlike the write-ins, discussion groups like the ones on Tuesdays at Julie’s are all about eating, talking, connecting, building relationships and enjoying our robust community of writers.

Weeknight Write-In @ The Local
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Weeknight Write-In @ The Local | Alameda | California | United States

This time and space is reserved for writing. And good coffee. Or beer. They also have wine.

And maybe some cookies (they sell good cookies).

Venture downtown after work and be true to the writer in you, at least for the night. 

You know you want to.

May
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Wednesday Write-In @ Jay's Cafe
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday Write-In @ Jay's Cafe | Alameda | California | United States

Wednesday Write-Ins are for writers who have some writing to do. Minimum chat; maximum work. Venture to the middle of Alameda each week to draft off our writing energy and meet a goal for the day. Let us know you’re coming and we’ll save you a seat. 

May
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Local Voices: A Broken Mic @ The Local
May 2 @ 7:00 pm
Local Voices: A Broken Mic @ The Local | Alameda | California | United States

Poets, writers, comics, and storytellers, here’s your chance to test the waters and let the crowd sample your work. Join us for Local Voices: A Broken Mic on the first Thursday of each month at The Local. The sign-up sheet comes out at 645 p.m. 

May
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Friday Write-In @ Julie's Coffee and Tea Garden
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Friday Write-In @ Julie's Coffee and Tea Garden | Alameda | California | United States

Friday Write-Ins are for writers who have some writing to do. Minimum chat; maximum work. Head to downtown Alameda each week to draft off our writing energy at Julie’s and meet a goal for the day. Let us know you’re coming and we’ll save a seat for you. 

May
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Writing Lab: Two Truths & A Lie: Change @ Online
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Day 1: Writing narrative non-fiction | Day 2: Writing fiction

Attendance required both days.

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 about narrative non-fiction and embracing truth.

Then we dare you to take what is real and make it false, and yet still true.

Sunday morning we play with truth in fiction. We take the two truths rooted in your experience and put it at a safe distance by using a different form of storytelling: fiction. When it comes to sharing your truth with the world, it helps to know you have options.   

You are always in control of what you share and whether you expose your truth to the light or shroud it in veils of mystery and innuendo.

Choose one, some, or all eight labs. Each weekend we start with a different theme from last year’s curated literary series, Alameda Shorts. When you sign up for Two Truths & A Lie you agree to trust the process and participate in all of the non-fiction and fiction writing exercises. Narrative non-fiction writing can be nerve-racking for those not used to it. Confidentiality and respect are required.

 

 

Two Truths & A Lie is hosted by Bronwyn Emery, who facilitates exploration of the theme and provides prompts, exercises, and a safe space to share your writing (optional), as well as gentle nudges to challenge yourself and your skills. Labs are about experimentation; there’s no right and wrong and there are no grades to earn.

If you have ever wanted to participate in Alameda Shorts but have been hindered by shyness, distance, or deadline, here’s your chance to play with past themes and write something memorable. From Hustle to Creep, session by session, this series of Two Truths & A Lie revisits the Alameda Shorts themes of 2018.

Select one theme that calls to you, mix it up with a few favorites, or commit to the whole series. The choice is yours.

Each lab is two days; 8 – 11 a.m. online each day. 

  • Each lab: $45
  • Package of 4 labs: $165
  • Package of 8 labs: $315

To register, contact Bronwyn at info@toliveandwrite.org 

  • Jan 26-27: Hustle
  • Feb 16-17: Superstition
  • Mar 16-17: Shape
  • Mar 23-24: Fix
  • Mar 30-31: Glare
  • Apr 20-21: Wave
  • May 4-5: Change
  • May 25-26: Creep

Join us for morning labs where we dare you to tell the truth, then dare you to make it false, and then sit back and applaud your daring—because all writing about the self is just that, and don’t we know it.

*This is a pilot program; the price is set accordingly and will increase in 2020.

 
May
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Writing Lab: Two Truths & A Lie: Change @ Online
May 5 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Day 1: Writing narrative non-fiction | Day 2: Writing fiction

Attendance required both days.

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 about narrative non-fiction and embracing truth.

Then we dare you to take what is real and make it false, and yet still true.

Sunday morning we play with truth in fiction. We take the two truths rooted in your experience and put it at a safe distance by using a different form of storytelling: fiction. When it comes to sharing your truth with the world, it helps to know you have options.   

You are always in control of what you share and whether you expose your truth to the light or shroud it in veils of mystery and innuendo.

Choose one, some, or all eight labs. Each weekend we start with a different theme from last year’s curated literary series, Alameda Shorts. When you sign up for Two Truths & A Lie you agree to trust the process and participate in all of the non-fiction and fiction writing exercises. Narrative non-fiction writing can be nerve-racking for those not used to it. Confidentiality and respect are required.

 

 

Two Truths & A Lie is hosted by Bronwyn Emery, who facilitates exploration of the theme and provides prompts, exercises, and a safe space to share your writing (optional), as well as gentle nudges to challenge yourself and your skills. Labs are about experimentation; there’s no right and wrong and there are no grades to earn.

If you have ever wanted to participate in Alameda Shorts but have been hindered by shyness, distance, or deadline, here’s your chance to play with past themes and write something memorable. From Hustle to Creep, session by session, this series of Two Truths & A Lie revisits the Alameda Shorts themes of 2018.

Select one theme that calls to you, mix it up with a few favorites, or commit to the whole series. The choice is yours.

Each lab is two days; 8 – 11 a.m. online each day. 

  • Each lab: $45
  • Package of 4 labs: $165
  • Package of 8 labs: $315

To register, contact Bronwyn at info@toliveandwrite.org 

  • Jan 26-27: Hustle
  • Feb 16-17: Superstition
  • Mar 16-17: Shape
  • Mar 23-24: Fix
  • Mar 30-31: Glare
  • Apr 20-21: Wave
  • May 4-5: Change
  • May 25-26: Creep

Join us for morning labs where we dare you to tell the truth, then dare you to make it false, and then sit back and applaud your daring—because all writing about the self is just that, and don’t we know it.

*This is a pilot program; the price is set accordingly and will increase in 2020.

 

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