The┬áprompt: Signs of Life. The deadline: Midnight Thursday, Feb 21. The word count: 500 max. How to submit your lit: You’re going to need a blog for this. If you don’t have one already, throw one up on WordPress or wherever and drop your link in the comments or join To Live and Write in Alameda on Facebook and drop it there. It …

The prompt: Footprints in the Sand. The deadline: Midnight Monday, Feb 18. The word count: 500 max. How to submit your lit: You’re going to need a blog for this. If you don’t have one already, throw one up on WordPress or wherever and drop your link in the comments or join To Live and Write in Alameda on Facebook and drop it there. …

Join us for a quick and dirty dive into the pleasure pool of hiding personal narratives in fiction. First we write our personal truth, twice, in narrative non-fiction form. We pull true-to-memory thoughts, feelings, and experiences from real life and put them on paper. Then we dig around to uncover the larger human truths within. Once the two truths have been identified, we …

The prompt: The Corner Park. The go time: 12:01 a.m. Monday, Feb 4The deadline: Midnight Wednesday, Feb 6. The word count: 500 max. The stories: Heidi Benson Stagg Roberta Anne Robertson Philip Dangler Sam DeLaune Paul Corman-Roberts Olivia Brannan Flash Lit Feb is all about quick storytelling with minimum editing. Be it poetry, prose, stream of consciousness, or cartoons, just have fun with the …

The prompt: In A Tight SpotThe go time: 12:01 a.m. Friday, Feb 1The deadline: Midnight Sunday, Feb 3The word count: 500 max The stories: : Ruth Gewing Sam DeLaune Roberta Anne Robertson Heidi Benson Stagg Paul Corman-Roberts Olivia Brannan Flash Lit Feb is all about quick storytelling with minimum editing. Be it poetry, prose, stream of consciousness, or cartoons, just have fun with the …

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. …

June 21-23, 2019: Join us for a 3-day writing retreat in the Sierra Nevadas. You have a writer in your soul. Do you feed her regularly, or tease her with broken promises? Do you crave time and structure to organize your outline, bridge scenes, develop characters, or focus on weaving threads of thought into a complete story, but can’t quite make it happen …