Welcome to The Month of Extraordinary Goals in May, 2020. Special focus: holding onto a special focus while our shelter-in-place focus is all over the place. But what the hekk is it? Inspiration. Motivation. Accountability. People who care. In a nutshell, The MEG (Month of Extraordinary Goals) is a small group of writers focused on individual projects with 4-week deadlines. Throw in a …

Who else needs a coping mechanism right now? Who else needs to feel productive? Who else needs a place to vent?? Thank goodness for Daily Pages, our old friend! How’s your writing habit going? Has it fallen away? Become stronger? Not a thing yet? Daily Pages is a wonderful, helpful journaling process that has served many writers and creatives at all different levels …

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 …

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 …