July 27 – 29: Join 10 other writers for a 3-day retreat in Pollock Pines.  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 on your own? Do three days in a house without chores and family …

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 May: Things I’m Blind To. Who: Hosted and produced by Bronwyn Emery and a selected member of To Live And Write In Alameda. This month’s emcee is TBD. What: Open …

(Formerly Story Slams) Wine. Nibbles. Neighbors. 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, and even snort laughter. Adult content; leave the kiddies at home. Interested in sharing your work at a …

These workshops are open to members and non-members. To Live And Write has a very strong goal setting and tracking component, and since one of the most popular hands-on activities designed to bring your dreams into focus is the classic vision board, we have scheduled several vision board workshops for adults and one for teens. Glue, paper, scissors — why does anyone need a workshop for this? Because transforming dreams into reality requires a bit more than cut and paste. We chat about …